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Marilyn Bonner

Obituary for Marilyn Bonner

September 11, 1922 - August 21, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 96


Marilyn Bonner of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 96. After a long membership at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, she joined Spring Creek United Methodist Church in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. Marilyn was born September 11, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert H. Calkins and Alice Stone. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar Eugene "Gene" Bonner; sister, Madelyn Yensen; brother-in-law, Marcus J. Yensen; and brother, Thomas Calkins. Ms. Bonner would tell you that a date which forever changed her life was New Year's Eve, 1943. She attended a dance at the Coconut Grove in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was living and working at the time. It was there that she met the love of her life, Edgar Eugene "Gene" Bonner. Gene would soon receive orders to ship to England, where he would serve in the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII. Upon his return from the war, they were married June 22, 1945 in Gene's hometown of Edinburg, Texas. Soon afterwards they moved to San Antonio, which would become their permanent residence. Marilyn was a devoted wife and mother. She and Gene had two daughters, Sue Garner (Stan) of San Antonio and Jan Sumrall (Mac) of Birmingham, Alabama; as well as two grandchildren, Shaunna Garner of San Antonio and Ryan Sumrall of Birmingham, Alabama. Marilyn is survived by her children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all and will be remembered as one who love life, family and her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park North. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and everyone at Sonterra Health Center who lovingly cared for mother until her passing. Donations may be made to the charity or church of your choice.

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