June 14, 1931 - February 4, 2018
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, Bonnie Carolyn Edwards St. George received “her wings” February 4, 2018.
A feisty, witty, caring, loving, hardworking, and very unique woman. Mom earned a big place in many peoples’ hearts.
Mom's path started in Aurora, Colorado 86 years ago, when she was born to Joseph Edwards and Anna (Timson) Edwards. Mom's mother passed when she was only two, so she was sent to live with her grandparents, Lewis and Mary Timson, who resided on a farm in Parker, Colorado. There she thrived, as the only small child living on the farm with her grandparents and numerous farm hands. Her children believe this is where she learned to do anything put before her. If she didn’t possess the skill to tackle the task, she would soon figure it out. She was also quite skilled in expletives, a skill she also acquired on the farm.
At the age of 13, Mom’s father Joe took a new wife (Mary Burkett). Mom went to live with them in Central Point, Oregon. She joined her two older sisters, Bette Shrier (deceased) San Diego, California and Lois (Don) Holland, Shady Cove, Oregon. She also joined a new brother, Robert Carter (deceased), Central Point, Oregon, whom she dearly loved and who shared her joy of profanity.
Mom met the love of her life, Vernon St. George, on a blind date. Vernon was not the blind date, but came along with his buddy. Both men were serving in the Navy at the time. Vernon took one look at her and it was love at first sight. They knew it would be forever.
Together, Mom and Dad raised six children. Mary Joanne Adams (Paul) Eagle Point, Ronle Carolyn Teets (Dean) Corvallis, Michael Edward St. George (Susan) Butte Falls, Theresa Margaret St. George, Roseburg, Patrick Joseph St. George (Ronda) Eagle Point, and Ramona René Suing (Eric), Keizer. Mom also enjoyed 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mom had many careers over her lifetime. She owned and operated the “Our Town” cafe in Eagle Point where all the food was ‘down-home cookin’, especially the biscuits and gravy.
Upon retirement, Mom loved crafting. Sewing, quilting, macrame, woodworking, jewelry making, crochet, knitting, and helping raise her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren filled her happy hours.
Mom and Dad were members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Shady Cove. Mom loved the potluck after church on Sunday and usually spent all day Saturday preparing for it. She truly enjoyed her church family.
Mom was an avid dog lover and her faithful Gizmo was at her side until the end.
The family wishes to thank the amazing staff at Evergreen Hospice for their help and advice that enabled us to have Mom at home during her last days. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Private interment will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Shady Cove. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice.