Bonnie Jean (Booth) Corpe
Bonnie Jean (Booth) Corpe, 78, left her earthly home in Arlington, Texas to join her parents, brother and sister in heaven, on October 9, 2021. Bonnie was born on February 3, 1943 to Clayton and Donna Booth, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her younger siblings, Ronald Clayton Booth and Marilyn Joyce Sinclair.
Bonnie was the third child and second daughter in a tightly knit family of 10 children. She graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 1961. Shortly after graduation, she headed to Washington D.C. to make her way in this world. Bonnie was proud of the career that she had working for the US Navy.
She moved back to (Lansing) Michigan and reconnected with an old family friend. She realized that he was the man of her dreams and married Lawrence Corpe, “Corpe Man” on March 28, 1970. After moving around a bit, Bonnie and Larry returned to the D.C. area where they lived and worked for many years before moving to Arlington, Texas – seeking warmer winters for their golden years.
Bonnie enjoyed reading love stories, visiting casinos and attending gospel music sing-a-longs. She was a beautiful woman of faith, with a thoughtful and generous nature. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her, as she lives on in their hearts forever.
Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence Corpe; her daughter, Hannah Hunt and two grandchildren, Hunter and Ethan. She is also survived by her brother, Roger (Mary) Booth; six sisters, Charlene (Ed) Bussa; Myrna (Glen) Howse; Janet Saylor (Larry Scarlett); Carol (Dave) Himebauch; Valarie (Larry) Ball; Judy (Bruce) Parliament and many nieces and nephews.
A private family celebration of life was held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, featuring her favorites: bologna sandwiches, Pepsi and goodies galore – served in a house full of love.
Sally L. Rodgers
Sally L. Rodgers of Eastport, Michigan died Friday, October 15, 2021. Born September 18, 1933, in Ames, Iowa, Sally lived and travelled all over the country. She and her husband, Robert, completed building of their home in Eastport in 1994.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Marjorie Bell Dachtler; her husband, Robert T. Rodgers; and her sister Roxanne Bell Wilson. She is survived by her niece, Becky Mistretta of Lake Wales, Florida; her nephew, John Wilson of Racine, Wisconsin; her niece, Susan Silvestri of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; her niece, Merry Hughes of Madisonville, Louisiana; her niece, Sally Cousins of Harahan, Louisiana, and her stepdaughter, Linda Cunningham of Stanwood, Michigan.
The family expresses thanks to her good friends, Susy Collins, Louise Kozan and Vivian Winn, and their spouses. Sally will be buried next to her husband in East Lansing, Michigan at a future date.
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