Bonnie Lee, 73, Omaha, Neb., formerly of The Dalles, Ore., died Friday, Dec. 7, in Omaha.
Bonnie was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, to Merle and Elsie (Vogt) Brotherton. She grew up in Versailles, Mo., until returning to Missouri Valley to care for her Granny Hullman. She attended Missouri Valley High School and was named the Homecoming Queen of 1957. She was also named the Goose Calling Queen of 1967 during the World’s Goose Calling contest in Missouri Valley.
She worked for West Central Development for several years. She worked for the Missouri Valley Police Department as a radio dispatcher until moving to Oregon where she was a 911 dispatcher until her retirement in 2000. Upon her retirement, she moved back to Missouri Valley to be near her children.
Bonnie loved to do crafts of any kind and would talk on the phone for hours to her many friends and family.
She is survived by her children, Bret Hoss and wife Adele, Missouri Valley; Bart Hoss and wife Charlotte, Mondamin, Iowa; Todd Hoss and wife Margie, Omaha; Valorie Lauver, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Stacey Hoss, Omaha; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Brotherton, Florida; and Lynn Brotherton, Missouri; and sisters-in-law, Brenda Brotherton and Alice Campbell, both Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, son John Ivan, and brothers Clark and Charlie.
Her wishes were to be cremated before her return to Oregon for her final resting place. Please join her children in a celebration of life for Bonnie on Sunday April 21, at Spooky’s 12:30 p.m. in The Dalles.
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