Septem­ber 3, 1945 June 15, 2019

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Tributes | Services | Announceme­nts -

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day, June 23, 2019 at Yost & Webb Funeral Home from 5:00pm -8:00pm with the Recita­tion of the Holy Rosary at 6:30pm.

Mass of Chris­tian burial will be held on Mon­day, June 24, 2019 at St. Helen's Catholic Church at 10:30 am. In­tern­ment at St. Peter's Ceme­tery.

Bonnie, re­tired El­e­men­tary School Teacher for Fresno Uni­fied School Dis­trict, died Sun­day morn­ing sur­rounded by her chil­dren. She is pre­ceded in death by her par­ents Ernest A. and June J Benck. She is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 50 years Robert D. Newman of Fresno, daugh­ter Amy E. Newman of San Fran­cisco, sons Mark D. Newman of Liver­more and Steven M. Newman of Clo­vis. Step daugh­ter Chrysti Newman of Raleigh, NC. Step son Robert Newman. Her brother and sis­ter in law Ernest Jr and Jane Benck of Fresno. Three grand­daugh­ters, Jessica, Jennifer and Jac­quilyn Draper of Ralieh, NC.

Bonnie grad­u­ated from Fresno High School in 1963 and re­ceived her Bach­e­lor of Arts in 1968 and Teach­ing Cre­den­tial in 1984 from CSU Fresno. While at­tend­ing CSUF she was a mem­ber of the Delta Zeta Soror­ity house where she served as pres­i­dent, vice pres­i­dent and na­tional field sec­re­tary. She was hon­ored as the 1968 Greek Woman of the Year. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing she worked in the ad­min­is­tra­tion de­part­ment at CSUF. In 1982 she started a ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion to be closer to her chil­dren while they at­tended Saint Helen's El­e­men­tary School where she taught Kin­der­garten. Bonnie then went on to work at her beloved King El­e­men­tary School for 15 years (1991-2006) where she touched the lives of count­less stu­dents. One of her fa­vorite pas­time was root­ing for the Fresno State Bull­dogs with her hus­band Bob. Above all was her devo­tion to her Golden Retriev­ers Calvin, Hobbes, Eddie and Patches.

In Lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily has re­quested that a char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion be made to the Mar­ja­ree Ma­son Cen­ter where her cher­ished friend vol­un­teers.

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