Bonnie Jean Entley
August 13, 1926 - September 15, 2010
Bonnie Jean was born August 13, 1926, in Walla Walla, Washington,
to Edward and Flora Lucile Tufts Mackin. She attended local
schools and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1944. She attended
Kinman Business University in Spokane, Washington. Bonnie was employed at several businesses in Walla Walla.
On July 28, 1946, she and Wallace Warren O'Connor married
in Walla Walla. Two sons were born to this union: Douglas
Alan O'Connor, born August 12, 1947 and Richard Neal O'Connor,
born January 10, 1952. The O'Connors divorced in February, 1968,
in Lewiston, Idaho.
She obtained a Licensed Practical Nurse certificate and worked
for twenty years at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lewiston. She did private
duty work for Howard and Margaret Crawford for ten years, as
well as other private duty nursing in Walla Walla.
On June 1, 1970, she and Wallie W. Entley married in Coeur
d'Alene, Idaho. They lived in Walla Walla where they remained until
his death on July 12, 1979.
Bonnie has lived in Walla Walla since that time. She was a longtime
member of the First Presbyterian Church. She later attended
the Trinity Baptist Church where she has been active and a longtime
member of her Bible Study group. Bonnie had also been a member
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #26, a local singles group, and the
Bonnie is survived by her longtime companion and caretaker,
Ted Keen; two sons: Douglas O'Connor of Boise, Idaho and Richard
O'Connor of Portland, Oregon; four grandchildren: Brian and
Shawn O'Connor of Lewiston, Steve O'Connor of Boise, and Michael
O'Connor of Portland; two step-granddaughters: Gina Heath
of Anchorage, Alaska and Shae Hollingsworth of Soldotna, Alaska;
two great-granddaughters: Erika and Sara of Lewiston; and many
cousins, including Marge Marshall of Walla Walla.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 3:00 -
7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2010, at Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road. The funeral service
will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 20, 2010, at the funeral
home, with Pastor Brad Henderson officiating. Burial will follow
in Mountain View Cemetery.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook