Brattleboro - On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Bonnie Lynn Childs passed away with her loving sister, Kathy Wilde Clark, holding her hand and clutching her bunny. Her niece, Kim Wilde, and grandniece, Jessica Hamilton, stayed close during the last couple of days.
Bonnie was born March 4, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Richard and Marion (Armitage) Childs. The family later settled in Tucson, Arizona. Bonnie cared for the family horses and loved riding and showing.
In 2006 Bonnie came to live in Guilford, Vt. with her sister Kathy and husband Peter and nephew Charley who helped care for her. Both passed away.
Bonnie had a membership at the Colonial Spa in Brattleboro and swam daily. She loved butterflies, going to Magic Wings in Massachusetts frequently. She raised the pupa, setting the emerging butterflies free. Bonnie also loved going out to dinner and eating hot fudge sundaes.
For the past five years Bonnie was a resident of Pine Heights in Brattleboro. She loved crafts, watching old movies and having her hair and nails done.
Bonnie’s health declined and when she passed away she left her sister, Kathy Wilde Clark, and husband, Dick; her brother, Allen, and wife, Galene; niece, Kim Wilde, and husband, Stan; Kathy’s adoptive family, Tom and Nancy Ragle; grandnieces, Jessica, Jennalee and Angela Idamtton, Jaclyn Bristol, and Stephanie Wilde, who over the years were her caregivers while Kathy worked. Bonnie also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews here and on the Hawaiian Islands.
Many thanks to the staff at Pine Heights, with special thanks to Audrey and Sherrie, nurses at Pine Heights.
In accordance with Bonnie’s final wishes, there will be no formal services. Contributions in her memory may be made to Pine Heights Nursing Home Activities Fund, 187 Oak Grove Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301.