Bonnie Jane Johanson, 93, of Cherokee, Texas passed away November 6, 2008 at Goldthwaite Senior Health Center in Goldthwaite, Texas. She was born April 2, 1915, the oldest child of Dudley and Sallie Patrick Battle in Lone Grove, Texas, Llano County. On May 13, 1933, Bonnie Jane Battle and Clyde Johanson were married. They made their home in Cherokee, Texas for many years. Clyde passed away August 30, 2002.
Bonnie graduated from Cherokee High School in 1933 and was salutorian of the class. Bonnie and Clyde owned and operated the only café in Cherokee during the 1940’s and lived upstairs above the café. During the late 1950’s she served as acting postmaster for the U.S. Post Office in Cherokee. Later the Johanson’s were partners with Mike and Pearlie Walters and operated Cherokee Grocery Store.
Bonnie enjoyed all sorts of handwork – crochet, embroidery, and quilting. She had no idea how many quilts she had pieced and quilted. A work basket sat beside her chair as long as she was able to hold a needle.
A faithful member of the Church of Christ at both Cherokee and San Saba, Bonnie took pleasure in preparing food and serving meals at church functions. She was a volunteer worker for Cherokee Home for Children and a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed visiting shut-ins and helping others that were unable to do for themselves.
She is survived by her son Dr. Lamar Johanson and wife Marilynn of Goldthwaite, Texas and one sister, Kathleen Byrd of Belton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one sister Doris Hazelwood and twin brothers George D. Battle and Dalmon Battle.
Graveside Services were Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 3:00 P.M.at the Cherokee Cemetery in Cherokee, Texas. Arrangements by Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home, Goldthwaite, Texas.