Bonny L. Harback, Age 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones in her home in Shelton, Washington. She remained brave, courageous, strong willed and kept her flair of personality throughout her journey with Lung Cancer.
Bonny was born December 29th,1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Frank Reed and Marjorie M. (Deuel) Reed. Upon graduating from Kalamazoo Central, she studied at the prestigious Ray Vogue Institute of Art for fashion design and professional Art in Chicago, Illinois.
She was united in marriage to Ronald D. Harback for nearly sixty years. She dedicated her life to her children and husband while still pursuing her passion and extraordinary skillful talents in fashion designing, master seamstress, apprentice upholsterer and her handcrafted jewelry business, Five B's, (Bonny's Big, Bold, Beautiful,Beads).
She and her husband's enthusiasm to travel led them abroad and to reside in Spain and Italy for several years before returning to Florida and then relocating to Washington to be near family.
Bonny was preceded in death by her only sibling, Betty Jane (Reed) Monroe, sisters in law, Linda (Harback) Walters and Joan (Harback) Bale, son in law, Gerald M. Gonia, granddaughter, Bonnie R. Rodriguez Harback, and nephew, Salvatore A. DeNobile.
She will be forever missed by her husband, Ronald, her daughter, Christina D. Gonia, of Port Orchard, Washington, her son, Ronald D. Harback Jr. of Deaver, Wyoming, granddaughter, Heather L. Fredrick and husband Joshua of Allyn Washington, grandson, Kevin B. Gonia and wife Roslyn of Port Orchard, Washington, four adored great grandchildren as well as numerous loved nieces, nephews and friends.
Her last wish was to have her family spread her ashes on the shore of the longtime family vacation spot so that she is always with them for generations to come.