Bonnie was born on May 9, 1921 to Ebert Marion and Allie Mable Kayser in Bartlesville, OK. Bonnie died on September 16, 2020 in Dallas, Tx with her daughter Patricia at her side.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Cary Carpenter, her daughter Linda Lee Sanders, and her brothers Marion and Glen, sister Dalpha, her grandson Larry and great-granddaughter Andrea.
She is survived by two daughters, Bobby LaVon White and Patricia Ann Powell. Her grandchildren are Susan, Michael, Stephen and Bonnie. The great-grandchildren are Natalie, Amanda, Nicholas, Jessica, Otto, Brison, Brent and Brandon. Her great-great-grandchildren are Sydney, Julia, Cole, Michael, Brooklyn, Kaylynn, Madilyn, Aspen and Eli.
Bonnie was known for her quick wit, strong will, humor, love for animals, and her ability to survive difficult situations in life. In addition, she wrote poetry and kept a journal of the events in her life.
While in the ER after breaking her arm, she told the nurse, “I love to go to the Kingdom Hall and enjoy my spiritual family and then afterwards have a Hi-Ball now and then.” Perhaps that illustrates the balance she had in life.
Bonnie’s place of internment will be at Waco Memorial Park alongside her beloved husband Cary who she spoiled and cared for greatly until the end of his life.
First and foremost, Bonnie was a minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved God’s word the Holy Scriptures. Bonnie was baptized in 1944 and continued faithful to that ministry in the Dallas, Kilgore, and Waco areas right to the end of her life. Bonnie was a deep student of the Bible and helped many to learn about the comforting future that our Creator promises.
One of her cherished beliefs was the resurrection of the dead back to life in the restored paradise earth. That is Bonnie’s hope for the future and the hope that her family shares with her. We will see her again just as the photo above in her youthful days. – (Job 14:13-15; John 5:28, 29)