Bonnie L. Sears: Feb. 23, 1934 – Jan. 20, 2019



Bonnie L. Sears, daughter of Walter and Della Gobler, was born in Portland, Ore. on Feb. 23, 1934.

She passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2019 at Swedish Edmonds Hospital, where she was treated with kindness and in honor of her wishes.

Bonnie united in marriage with the love of her life, Gene L. Sears, on July 26, 1952, and they moved immediately to Seattle from Portland.

They spent two years in Seattle before moving into their home in Edmonds, where they spent many wonderful years.

When Gene retired, they moved permanently to Whidbey Island and relished beach living for many more years leading up to the loss of Bonnie’s dear “Gene-O” to cancer in 2009.

Bonnie spent the following year holding down the helm of their lovely beach home.

In time, she realized it was time to join the community again and moved into assisted living in Freeland at Maple Ridge.

After two years, she moved to the Lynnwood area to be closer to her children.

Bonnie spent significant time volunteering for charities throughout her life.

She volunteered as a young woman in Portland in the Bethel organization of Jobs daughters, and once in Washington state she was a founder of the Sno-Isle Genealogy Society.

She also enjoyed working with the Soroptimist group on Whidbey Island and loved being a part of the Red Hats Society.

She was charitable to many other organizations such as the Heart Association, many animal services, Red Cross, and March of Dimes.

Bonnie is survived by her son Steve, daughter Vicki, and son-in-law Jim Clanton.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene L. Sears, son Gary Lee Sears, and daughter Patricia Clanton.

Private graveside services were held Monday Jan. 28, 2019 at the Langley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to WAIF at or by mail to P.O. Box 1108 Coupeville, WA 98239.

You may always choose any organization you prefer in her honor as well.

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