EVELYN W. BONNELL
Evelyn W. Bonnell was born to Floyd and Opal (Overholtzer) Walters on April 25, 1921. Evelyn attended Tingley high school graduating in 1939. She moved to Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from AIB College of Business. After graduation she became a secretary for Newton Manufacturing, making all types of promotional products. They are still in business today. Evelyn also worked briefly for a stock brokerage agency.
Evelyn met her husband, Robert W. Bonnell, in Des Moines. Bob was employed by the Des Moines Register. Soon thereafter, he was called into service and eventually landed in Malibu and Fresno, California. On May 25, 1942, Evelyn and Bob were married in Los Angeles, California. After the war Evelyn and Bob moved to Santa Monica, California and opened their own print shop. In 1951 they had a son, Robert Q. Bonnell. They moved to Westchester in 1952 and then finally settling in West Covina, California in 1956. The family grew up there and in 1979 Bob and Evelyn moved to Wilsonville, Oregon where they spent the rest of their days.
Evelyn passed away October 16, 2013 in Wilsonville, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob, and sister, Eloise Brown.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Bob Bonnell, and daughter-in-law, Laurel, of Beaverton, Oregon; granddaughter, Becky Bonnell and great-granddaughter Brooke of Beaverton, Oregon; grandson, Scott Bonnell of Eugene, Oregon; brother-in-law, Harold Brown of Tingley, Iowa; nieces, Joni Robison of Bedford, Iowa and Julie Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, and a nephew, Jeff Brown.
Family and friends will gather at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 West Monroe Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa on Saturday, October 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m. at the Tingley Cemetery in Tingley, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, please send a charitable contribution in Evelyn’s name to Providence Hospice, Attn: Dana Snow, 6410 NE Halsey St., #300, Portland, OR 97213. Please include your name and address for a return confirmation.