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Bonnie S. (Smith) Murray

Died: Mon., Sep. 2, 2019

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Sep. 09, 2019
Location: Big Sky Baptist Church

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Hamilton - Bonnie S. Murray, 76, passed away Monday, September 2 at Community Medical Center. Bonnie was born January 17, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Russell and Lillian Smith. Bonnie was married to Lenard “Earl” Murray for 43 years. She worked for the Napa Valley Unified School District for over 35 years and was loved by all of the kids that she mentored. Bonnie enjoyed cooking, quilting, reading, gardening, crocheting, watching movies and spending time with family. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Lenard “Earl” Murray; her parents, Russell and Lillian Smith; her brothers, Raymond and Ronald Smith. Survivors include her children, Lori Murray of Hamilton; Lisa (Ray) Bennett of Victor; Raymond Murray of Blanchard, ID; grandchildren, Zach and Justin Murray, both of Hamilton, Alisha Bennett of Corvallis, Kylee Bennett of Victor, Tiffany and Jacob Murray of Athol, ID; brother, Bob (Deb) Smith; numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at the Big Sky Baptist Church, 201 S. 4th Street, Hamilton. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery. A reception will follow the interment at the Sapphire Lutheran Homes.

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Gina c. Kulik
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
Dear Lori, I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie. Big loss for all of us. I don't know if you
remember me or not----I worked at NVUSD maintenance. I spoke with Bonnie daily.
We shared a birthday, even almost to the hour of birth, that gave us a connection.

I really loved Bonnie she was fun and funny. She was a great baker too!!
We tried to keep in touch, but as we aged it got more difficult.

She will be missed by many. My condolences to the whole family.

Sincerely and fondly
Gina C. Kulik

Paula Pursell
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019


Our Dear Friend For Many Year, Bonnie Sue. Loved Like a Sister, Love Bill & Paula And Family

Pruett Kimberley
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Jack and Kimberley Pruett .

We will miss Bonnie. We love you and are praying and thinking of you! Jack and Kimberley Pruett

Robert Smith
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
Bonnie was my big sister. I will always love her. She taught me compassion and a unique humor she helped me hold on to my faith many times when life challenged that faith. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandma, not to mention a caring mentor to many many children at her work. My heart is broken, but I know I will see her again in heaven.

JoNell I Smith
   Posted Thu September 05, 2019
Lisa, Raymond, Robbie, and Lori my love goes to all of you for the loss of your Mother, sister and my sister-in-law. I wish I could be there with you. I know that she is very happy to be with her Brother-- my husband Ronnie.
I know that she loved you all and you will miss her terribly. Your Aunt JoNell

Larry Gordon
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
I worked with Bonnie for many years at Snow Elementary School here in Napa, Ca..Her grandson Zack also attended Snow School at that time. She was a wonderful school secretary and helped many people at the front desk get through their days . She helped build that community spirit that was Snow School, and her spirit will live on in our memories.

Linda Lindsey
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019


Love ALL the family in Montana and Idaho. Wish I could be there to hug each one of you individually. Sending prayers for comfort and peace and put all your trust in Jesus at this time of need. Only He can give it. Love, Love: Linda Lindsey

Sherry Holliday
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
Bonnie was one of the best friends I ever had in my life. We laughed together and cried together so many times. I need her loving friendship, and I will have to learn how to live without her, but it is hard. Bonnie, you were important to me and to so many others, and we will never forget you. My sincere sympathy goes to her children, Lori, Lisa, and Raymond, and her adored grandchildren, family and friends. Prayers to all of you. Love, Sherry and Clint Holliday

Sharon Holliday
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Sherry .

Our beloved friend and soul sister, Bonnie Murray. We love you and will forever miss you. Love Always, Sherry & Clint Holliday

Kathy Mathe
   Posted Fri September 06, 2019
My Dear Friends, my heart is full of sorrow for the loss of such a wonderful, inspiring, and patient person. Many times Bonnie would let me lean on her shoulder when my life burdens were to much for me. Thank you for sharing her with us at Snow Elementary School in Napa. My condolences to Zach and his family. May the memories you hold bring laughter to such a difficult time. Blessings, Kathy Mathe

JoNell Smith
   Posted Sat September 07, 2019

Peace Lily was sent by JoNell Smith.

My love to Bonnie and her loving family. May this plant live on in memory of her. Aunt JoNell

Sally Hunter
   Posted Sat September 07, 2019
My sympathy to Bonnie's family. I worked with her at Snow School. She was always ready to help the teachers or students with their needs--and with a smile. I was happy to have known her.

Stella N Williams
   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
Dear Family

So very sorry to read about the loss of your beloved Mother Bonnie. I always enjoyed being around her when you children and my children went to Yountville School together. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Stella Williams
Yountville, CA

   Posted Wed September 11, 2019
To:Lori, Zach, and Justin,

I know this is tough and I'm praying for you peace. I love you so much.

John Basta
   Posted Mon September 16, 2019
Lori & Lisa:

Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Bonnie. I remember her when I lived in Yountville quite a few years ago.

John Basta

Andy Smith
   Posted Thu October 24, 2019
Aunt Bonnie represented the core of our family. She enjoyed family and bringing everyone together to be connected. She was also understanding conflicts between each other and the dynamics that worked or didn't. Her support in my personal times of conflict made me stronger. I so miss you Aunt Bonnie. Hugs to everyone. I drive by your old place on Silverado trail all the time and reflect on my memories of the best family and relatives ever. Aunt Bonnie pulled us all together and she will be forever missed. I love you all - that was her message.

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