A funeral service will be held 10:00 am, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at West Alameda Church of Christ for Bonita "Bonnie" Wilson, age 85, of Roswell, who passed away on August 26, 2015. A graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Twin Oaks Cemetery in Artesia, NM. Van McCormick officiating.
Bonnie was born on December 15, 1929, to Frank and Avisa Keller Campbell in Perry, Oklahoma.
Bonnie made it her personal mission to befriend the lonely and individuals with disabilities, who needed companionship or a helping hand. Up until she was in her eighties, she gave rides to several ladies to grocery stores, church or just out to eat when they were needing companionship. She got her "workouts" lifting wheelchairs and walkers in and out of her car as long as she was able to. Having been orphaned at a young age, Bonita had a special place in her heart for needy children. Regularly she gave to children's homes. She "grand-mothered" several neighborhood children who would come to visit her often. She was a member of the West Alameda Church of Christ and was a volunteer Pink Lady at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dow Wilson; son Richard Dean Hefner; brothers, Raymond Campbell, Glen Campbell, Tom Campbell and William Frank Campbell.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Carol Baker and her husband Ronald; Virginia Sue Reedy and her husband Dickie; Frankie Jane Replogle and her husband Steve; sister, Elizabeth Rose McCormick and her husband Van; grandchildren, Richard Lee Reedy and his wife Josephine, Robin Annette Reedy and fiancé Andrew King, Tyler James Replogle and his wife Nicole, Ryan Mathew Replogle and his wife Elana, and Nolan Thomas Replogle; great grandchild, Oliver Travers Reedy.
Pallbearers will be Richard Reedy, Tyler Replogle, Ryan Replogle, Nolan Replogle, Andrew King, and Joshua Ives.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, New Mexico 88130-9983.
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com