Bonnie Lea Ferguson

July 2, 2024

Bonnie Lea Ferguson

Bonnie Lea (Eatwell) Ferguson passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the age of 87, at Courtyard Estates in Bondurant where she resided for the last 6 years. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 2:00 pm at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Suncrest Hospice or Courtyard Estates in Bondurant.

She was born on October 8, 1936, to John and Florence (Rollings) Eatwell in Mingo IA. She was the 7th child out of 8 children. She graduated from Mingo High School where she loved to sing and play basketball in 1955. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard (Dick) Ferguson on May 22, 1957. To this union there were 3 children born: Michael, Debra, and Charles.

After high school and before getting married, she worked briefly at Bankers Life, now known as Principal. During her early years of marriage, Bonnie was a farm wife, housewife and a stay-at-home mom. She would help Dick on the farm, raise a large garden and chickens. She would can or freeze everything she could out of the garden. She raised the chickens for the eggs, and she also raised chicks for a hatchery. When the children got older, she went to work for the Farmers Supply Store, Colfax IA. She worked as an accounting clerk for 30 plus years, finally getting to retire.

Bonnie loved to garden, raise all kinds of flowers, watch the birds when sharing breakfast with Dick, and travel with a camper. She and Dick took many vacations with a camper, first with the kids and then later with friends.

Bonnie is survived by Mike (Laurie) Ferguson and Deb (Greg) Wing. Four grandchildren, Rick (Ashley) Wing, Megan (Justin) Aguiniga, Jennie (Bret) Fernau, and Tori (Matt) Christian, and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, a son, Chuck, both parents, her 7 siblings, and twin great grandsons.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Courtyard Estates and Suncrest Hospice for all the care and love they gave Bonnie.