Bonnie J. Smith, age 74, passed away in Bellingham on July 31, 2021. Bonnie was almost a Christmas baby, born on December 28, 1946, to Oswald & Mary Olsen of Bellingham. She graduated from Bellingham High School in 1964 and spent several years working at a local law firm. Bonnie married Jeffrey Smith and together they raised 3 children.
Bonnie was a rock, always there when you needed her, generous and cheerful, with a deep love of life powered by a wonderful sense of humor. Bonnie had a knack for making the people around her feel special. She enjoyed lunch dates with girlfriends, drinks with the neighbors, her nightly talks with her mom, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren And, with Bonnie, Christmas was always the most wonderful time of the year.
Bonnie is survived by her mother Mary Vanderhage; daughter Michelle Fuller; son Curt Smith (Sarabeth); daughter Marci Intong (Corey McGrath); grandchildren: Jacob, Katie, Lexi, Cameron & Jeffrey; great-grandchildren Olivia & Huxley; brother Tom Olsen (Marty); sisters-in-law Jeanie Olsen & Carolyn Hanson (Larry); and numerous nieces & one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jeffrey in 2011; grandson Brandon Intong; brother Larry Olsen; in-laws Millard & Margaret Smith; and her step-father Clarence Vanderhage.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Jerry & Beth for looking after their mom and being such great neighbors, and to all the caregivers who worked so hard to take good care of her.
Bonnie will be laid to rest in a private service at Greenacres Memorial Park.