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Lavaughn Dunnahoo

April 26, 1928 — December 31, 2015

La Vaughn Dunnahoo, Bonnie B. as she preferred to be called, our sweet, fun Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother joined the angels on Dec 30, 2015. She was released from a long, courageous battle with ALS for over 25 years. (She is in medical record books for having survived so long.) Her blue eyes, that we all knew so well, never ceased to sparkle.

A funeral service will be 2:00 pm at LaGrone Funeral Chapel; burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Bonnie was born in Bangs, Texas and enjoyed living there, Muleshoe and Lubbock. She was always proud of her Texas roots. She was the only daughter of R. L and Opal Brooks, and always found it easy to make friends and join in on the activities.
She attended Eastern New Mexico University where she met and married Owens A. Dunnahoo. They were known to "cut a rug0 doing the jitterbug! They enjoyed music from every era and dancing to that music and going hear the music live. They lived in Ruidoso, Roswell, where all 4 children were born and then packed up and moved to Southern California. Bonnie and Owens lived in Whittier where they campaigned to make Richard Nixon the state Governor. The family enjoyed the sun and surf and moved to the Huntington Beach area, lived a short time in the San Fernando Valley, back to Roswell, Albuquerque, and back to Roswell.
Bonnie was always interested in being active in a women's organization. She was active in the Women's League, Assistance League and Service Leagues in California and New Mexico. While living in Orange County California, she became involved in the Orange County Children's Hospital which is a huge facility today. She helped organize a group of girls, "Chockettes", to help be assistants in the hospital. Mom had many roles in life beyond daughter, wife, mother, grandmother. She was a delightful public speaker, she was PTA President, Brownie Scout Leader, President of the Assistance League, Mrs. Santa Claus to comfort elderly. She would help children/adults who were physically limited to swim or enjoy the feel of a swimming pool. She could write beautiful poetry and message to loved ones. She enjoyed people, sport, flowers, activities and the color PINK!
Surviving Bonnie are her 4 children: Tim Dunnahoo (Jan), Kathy Cooper, Cindy Dunnahoo (Bernard), Elyse Dunnahoo, Grand Children: Trista Young (Scott), Lindsay Harrell (L.J.) , Bryana Cooper (Alex), Tyler Dunnahoo (Tess), Keith Cooper, Bo Kirsch, Margho Kirsch and Great Grand Children: Hunter Young, Logan Harrell, Lacey Harrell, Aiden Villalobos, Ashtyn Vlllalobos. Preceding her in death: her parents, R. L and Opal Brooks, her husband, Owens Dunnahoo and Grandson, Trevor Dunnahoo.
Our family would like to thank Mission Arch for the care given to our Mom. Special thanks to Mark and Jennifer and others who took time to talk or share a smile.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at


LaGrone Funeral Chapel
900 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
2:00 pm


South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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