Saturday, April 18, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Nordean Jo Bonser

By
From page A4 | May 16, 2014 |

June 8, 1938 – May 11, 2014

Nordean Jo Bonser of Fairfield took her place in God’s glorious choir Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, after a short illness, surrounded by her adoring family.

Born to Norbin and Marie Thompson in Scottsbluff, Neb., she moved with her parents and sister, Unita, as a young girl to Oregon before settling in Vallejo, Calif., where she met and married Bob.

After living in Vallejo for eight years and beginning their family with sons Robbie and Ronnie, and daughter, Ryvonne, they moved to Fairfield, where they completed their family with daughter Robin, then raised their children and loved each other for the next 50 years.

Nordean and Bob shared their lives with others also, including the Armijo wrestling teams in the 1970s, hugging, encouraging and sometimes taking teams to matches. Mrs. “B”s Ice Cream Shop was one of Nordean’s favorite places in the 1980s, where she was Mrs. “B.” Whether it was an ice cream cone, a chicken salad sandwich, or a squirt from her squirt gun for getting out of hand at the video games, you were sure to receive attention from Mrs. “B.” For the past few years, Nordean was a member of New Hope Nazarene Church, where laughs, tears, hugs, and prayers were handed out without limits.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Bonser; son, Robbie (DeDe) Bonser; daughters, Ryvonne Bonser (Mike Bruno) and Robin (Warren) Underwood; grandchildren, Treana (Will) Kidd, Cori Bonser, Devin and Jewel Underwood, Amanda, Ashley and Angelina Bruno; great-granddaughter, Lily Bonser;  sister, Unita Honeywell; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends galore.

Nordean was preceded in death by her parents, Norbin & Marie Thompson; and her son, Ronnie Bonser.

Friends and Family are invited to attend Nordean’s visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, Calif. Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.  Friday, May 16, at New Hope Nazarene Church, 1891 Woolner Avenue, #E, Fairfield, Calif., followed by a graveside service at the Suisun Fairfield Cemetery, 1707 Union Avenue, Fairfield, Calif.

Arrangements under the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 707-425-1041.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 4 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • VickeyMay 15, 2014 - 7:07 pm

    One of the most beautiful spiritual women to have crossed my path. God knew what He was doing by bringing this Godly women to New Hope Church many years ago. Thank you for the encouraging words, prayers, smiles, hugs, laughs and for being my kitchen queen at my wedding this past December. Thank you for showing me what a classy grandma looks like too. I will strive everyday to try to be half the women you were. I will miss your beautiful voice behind me in church.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Lauren StrouseMay 16, 2014 - 8:53 am

    I met Nordean at her ice cream shop. My toddler daughter loved her meatloaf sandwiches with sprouts and peppermint ice cream. Nordean used to laugh whenever she asked for the ice cream because of the way she pronounced peppermint. I worked at the shop part-time for a while when her girls weren't available. Nordean was such a delight. Her chicken soup was what I craved whenever I was sick. She told me once the secret was using a pressure cooker to cook the chicken. All the locals were so sad when the shop closed. It was a favorite lunch spot for many because they got good food and a warm welcome. Nordean was cook and counselor. Always had a an open ear for someone who needed to talk about their problems. My condolences to all the family.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Kent (Sam) VineyardJune 25, 2014 - 11:46 pm

    I love you Mrs. Bonser and will never forget you!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • lily bonserDecember 15, 2014 - 8:06 am

    I am her great granddaughter. I am 12 years old. Me and grandma had a special connection and I didn't want to lose that when she died. Then I realized that i still have it with me in my memories and when I talk to her. One time me and my mom drove down to Fairfield and planted flowers for her in her front garden. Every time when I look down at them, I always think of her. Thank you all for the prayers and condolences

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
 
Child care program helps teen parents, students

By Susan Winlow | From Page: A1, 6 Comments | Gallery

 
Wood students entertain guests at Epcot

By Susan Hiland And Susan Winlow | From Page: A2

 
 
 
Solano County Science Fair continues to grow

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
 
Fairfield police log: April 16, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Suisun City police log: April 16, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

 
Weather for Saturday, April 18, 2015

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B10

.

US / World

Family awarded rights to rare coins

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
 
Dog flu outbreak sweeps across the Midwest

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
AG announces anti-bias training program

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Iraqi officials believe Saddam’s top deputy killed

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Germany mourns citizens lost in plane crash

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Following Alps crash, debate over pilotless planes heats up

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

.

Opinion

 
Time for meaningful financial reform

By Paul A. Volcker | From Page: A8, 4 Comments

 
.

Living

Today in history: Saturday, April 18, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: April 18, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: April 18, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A7

 
My daughter is upset that I didn’t attend my former in-law’s funeral

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A7

Idea from Adam Sandler film used to soothe dementia patients

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Entertainment

.

Sports

Prep softball: Seldon powers Rodriguez to victory over Armijo

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
JC baseball: Falcons win as Pavlovsky, Evans homer

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

Prep badminton: Mustangs roll to 15-0 win over Wolves

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
Prep baseball: Haney hurls Vanden to 3-2 win over Benicia

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

Armijo nears girls soccer title with 2-0 MEL win

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
SCAC girls roll past MEL 55-28 in All-Star hoops game

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

SCAC boys slip past MEL in entertaining All-Star game

By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Athletics fall to Royals 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Warriors, Pelicans enter series with different pedigrees

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Big Ten’s Delany lays out plan for freshman ineligibility

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Collmenter shuts down Giants, gets three hits in D-backs win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Merritt’s 61 trumps Masters champion Spieth’s 62

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
2 minor league baseball teams to test game with 5-pitch rule

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

NBA could alter schedule, but no change to playoffs, lottery

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Coonan stepping down as Santa Clara’s athletic director

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he “let down” fans

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
49ers fullback Miller at home in Georgia after March arrest

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Rockhold hopes win over Machida launches him into contention

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Martina Hingis to make singles comeback in Fed Cup match

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Injured Giants fan throws out first ball in San Jose

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Flyers fire head coach Craig Berube after 2 seasons

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Hornets GM Cho: Stephenson ‘didn’t work like we expected’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Brazil eyes historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Before ruling out an upset in NBA East, listen to these guys

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Western Conference teams face perilous path to NBA Finals

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

 
This date in sports history for April 18

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

Back on the USA Network: Sports return with NHL playoffs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10

 
.

Business

Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5 | Gallery

 
Frederick’s of Hollywood reveals closing of retail stores

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Don’t plan to line up for Apple Watch next week

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5, 4 Comments

 
California home prices hit new 7-year high, sales rebound

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

.

Obituaries

Douglas Craig Sparks

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7