Bonnie Gail Naas

June 11, 1932 - February 14, 2015

Bonnie Gail Naas

June 11, 1932 - February 14, 2015

Obituary

The world lost one of its sweetest, most gentle souls on February 14, 2015, when Bonnie (Marr) Naas passed with peace and grace.

Bonnie was born in 1932. She had an unusual childhood travelling from Wisconsin during the depression with her parents Violet and Ronald (Squee) Marr (deceased) and her brother Jerry (deceased). The family’s journey took them to Oregon where Bonnie’s brother Doug was born and after working their way to Whatcom County settled in Glacier where the births of Dale and Jeff rounded out the family.

At age 25, Bonnie and her husband Arthur (George) Kruse moved from Glacier to the Yakima Valley with their three children. This is where Steven Arthur was born joining his sisters Beverly Gail, Sally Kay and Kristi Lee.

After the end of her marriage Bonnie took advantage of the then President Johnson’s Nurse Training act of 1964, graduating at the top of her class. Bonnie and her four children moved to Anacortes where her career as a nurse included emergency room nurse, surgical nurse, and office nurse until her retirement. As a Red Cross volunteer for many years she shared her compassion and experience with various communities.

In the early seventies Bonnie met and married Donald W. Naas (deceased). Together they traveled near and far and enjoyed the Arizona desert.

Bonnie was fortunate late in life to meet her beloved companion Jack Herrick. As a pilot, Jack taught her how to land an airplane “just in case”. Although their time together was short, it was filled with adventure and love.

Our mom, grandma, sister, and friend, Bonnie, will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by her family; her best friend Jack Herrick.
Daughter Beverly Logan and her husband Cory, granddaughters Rebecca Ostrander and Jessica Cullum, and great grandsons Waylon and Dayton.
Daughter Sally Kruse and her four legged friend Elsa.
Daughter Kristi Payne and her husband Jeff, grandsons Jared and Caleb.
Son Steven Kruse and granddaughter Ashley Cramer.
Brother Jerry Marr’s widow Marlene, brother Doug Marr and Joan, brother Dale Marr and Dawn, brother Jeff Marr and Doris…and not to forget her canine companion Poppe

Bonnie Naas touched the world in a positive light in many ways, leaving a legacy of joy, class, love and humor. In her memory, consider a donation to Whatcom County Hospice or your favorite charity. Family and friends will join together at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bellingham, WA, on February 19th, at 11AM.

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: Feb 19, 2015 (No Time)
  • Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Location: 119 Texas Street Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to Bonnie Gail Naas

  1. Dear Family of Bonnie, I am sorry to hear of loss and wish you peace as you walk the path of losing a dear one.
    Bonnie was such a good neighbor to my mother living at James Street Estates. She always had a friendly face, a cheerful greeting and was there when either my Dad (now deceased) or Mom needed something.
    May God bless you all and give you peace.
    Sincerely,
    Toni

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. I have fond childhood memories of Bonnie, as a good friend and playmate at Glacier. I actually have fond memories of the whole Marr family. A year or so ago I did manage to make contact with Bonnie and we had a very enjoyable get together. She turned into a lovely person. I regret that I won’t be able to see her again. Sincere Sympathy to her family,
    Georgia McCush Heald

  3. Peggy Smith says:

    Bonnie’s family, I can’t tell you how very sorry we are about Bonnie’s passing. I will miss her so very much. She meant the world to me, and for the last 17 years we spent countless hours talking about family, and anything else. We both grew up in Glacier, so we go back along way. I loved her like a sister, and will miss our visits. Peggy and Dale Smith

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