Obituary of Bonnie Lee Hollenbeck
Port Charlotte, Fl. - Bonnie Lee (Bailey) Hollenbeck 73 died after a brief illness on Thursday June 16, 2016 at Signature Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida.
She was born on September 12, 1942 in Winchester, MA, the daughter of Elwin Bailey & Margaret (Morehouse) Bailey. She graduated from Gorham Maine High School in 1960. She attended Gorham State Teachers College (Maine).
Although Bonnie never became a teacher in the classroom, she loved to teach and help. Growing up in her household, her child was certain to receive correction on verb tenses and correct grammar usage. Bonnie taught swimming lessons as well as reading lessons.
She was on the Milton (VT) Rescue Squad for a brief time, but enjoyed helping people.
She was a stay at home mom for six years, before returning to work in the secretarial field. Her last job in the field was at IBM in Vermont.
She did a great deal of research on World War II, an interest sparked by an Uncle that she never knew. Bonnie received acknowledgement in "Don't let the Blue Star turn Gold" by Jerry Whiting.
She and her husband finally retired to Florida. Bonnie continued to assist with reading lessons in her retirement, as well as her research.
Bonnie is survived by Tracey & Joseph, Karen & Kathleen, Robert, Mary, and Jessica, Carol and Carolynn.
She was predeceased by her husband Herbert Hollenbeck in February of 2014 and Glen Hollenbeck in December of 2015.
At Bonnie's request, there will be not visiting hours and services will be at the convenience of the family.
The family would like to thank Minor Funeral home for all of their assistance. The family would also like to thank all the wonderful people at Signature Health Care and Tidewell Hospice for treating Bonnie as a member of their own family.