Bonnie Ann Stewart Becton, 83, of Idalou, passed away November 2, 2020.
She was born January, 30, 1937, to Ernest and Lois Stewart in Levelland.
She graduated from Levelland High School in 1955, where she was a member of Future Homemakers of America and Future Teachers of America.
After high school, Bonnie attended Hardin Simmons University where she was president of the Cowgirls.
After transferring to Texas Tech University Bonnie graduated with a teaching degree.
In 1959, Bonnie married her high school sweetheart, James Becton.
They moved to Iowa where she began teaching. Soon they were off to Greenville, Mississippi.
While in Mississippi, Bonnie was a homemaker and a mother who was involved in the community.
She was a member and eventual president of the Greenville Junior League Club and she volunteered with the church.
Born and raised in the Baptist church, Bonnie became a Methodist when she married James.
She found fellowship and friends in Methodist churches in Ames, Iowa; Greenville, Mississippi; Bedford and Lubbock, Texas and Normal, Illinois.
In 1984, they returned home to West Texas for good.
In Idalou, Bonnie was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and spent many years working as a substitute teacher in the public school system.
Bonnie was a wonderful wife, mother, granny and cancer survivor.
Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, James; children: Margaret and her husband, Dan, Mac and his wife, Kathy, Suzette and her husband, Joe and Steven and his wife, Karen; grandchildren: Alan, Antoinette, Danielle, Brittney, Brandon, Justin, Austin, Joselyn, and Jasmine; five great- grandchildren; and nieces and nephews and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one older brother; four older sisters; a grandson; and many close friends.
Private graveside services were held Thursday, November 5, at the Becton Cemetery.
The service can be viewed on the Idalou United Methodist Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Idalou United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society are suggested.