Bonnie Jean Peters


Bonnie Jean Meyers was born on July 28, 1943.

She lived in Albuquerque, N.M., where she attended Highland High School.

At age 17, she left to be the wife of a military man, James M. Stigall. After having her daughter, Anne Marie, in 1962, they both returned to Albuquerque in 1963.

At that time, she met and married Spencer Clark. She and Spencer had a son, John H. Clark, in 1968.

Bonnie worked in a variety of fields to get her children raised, piloting the first handicapped daycare program in the Four Corners area and in Albuquerque. She helped weave handicapped children into regular classrooms.

After divorcing, Bonnie and her children moved back to Albuquerque, where she met L. Ray Decker. They were married in 1987.

Bonnie then received her GED and her Realtor’s license. After divorcing Ray in 2010, she moved to Magdalena, N.M.

She met Harold Lamance and helped in many aspects of her children’s, her grandchildren’s and her great-grandchildren’s lives.

She lived and breathed for her and Harold’s families over the past 14 years.

After a long illness and brief recovery, she passed unexpectedly.

She is survived by her children, John and Anne Marie; grandchildren Meghan, Micah and Seth; and great-grandchildren, Oliviah, Dahni and Wyatt. She is also survived by one sibling, Martha Whitlock, and niece, Mary Anne Poore.

Gone but never forgotten.

Donations may be made to Magdalena Friends of Animals in Bonnie’s name.

I truly never learned what the words “I miss you” were until I reached for my mom’s hand and it wasn’t there.