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 Angie May <I>Watson</I> Bonner

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Angie May Watson Bonner

  • Birth 14 Oct 1919 Stewards Mill, Freestone County, Texas, USA
  • Death 24 Sep 1995 Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 16813495

On November 21, 1937, Edd Robinson Bonner married Angie May Watson, daughter of Edward Monroe Watson, Sr. and Angelina Compton of Stewards Mill. She was born at Stewards Mill on October 14, 1919 and attended school at Steward Mill through fourth grade. Then the school was consolidated with Fairfield. Angie May graduated from Fairfield High School in 1936 as salutatorian. Other than a brief stint working at the state mental hospital in Waxahachie, Texas, she lived her entire life in Freestone County. Angie May battled plumpness all her life. She knew how to think logically and to apply what she knew, read, and learned. Her mousey-brown hair began to gray early and was totally gray by the time she was forty; after that, it turned whiter by the year. Her talents were in demand to serve as presiding officer and/or secretary/treasurer of many organizations. In fact, she found it difficult to "just be a member." Somewhat of a fire-ball and a go-getter, she was the emotional one in the marriage. In the spring of 1991, Angie May fell and broke her hip; falling and breaking the other hip in January of the next year severely curtailed her mobility. She developed other health problems and died at her home on September 24, 1995. She and Edd were parents of two sons; Michael Edd and William Andrew. Angie May was a past president of the Fairfield History Club and of the Freestone Country Club and Freestone County Museum. She was a past matron of Fairfield Chapter No. 331, Order of the Eastern Star and served the Grand Chapter of Texas in several capacities including Deputy Grand Matron, District I, Section 7; and Grand Representative to Delaware. A lifelong Methodist, Angie May was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. She taught Sunday School, served as president of the Woman's Society of Christian Service (now United Methodist Women), and represented the congregation at annual conference. After working at the State School in Wichita Falls, Angie May worked for Fairfield State Bank in the early 1940s. She kept the books for Fairfield Sales Company, the livestock auction. In the late 1950s, she began work in the Freestone County Tax Assessor-Collector's office. After that she worked in the office at Fairfield Hospital and then as secretary to the superintendent of Fairfield Independent School District. Angie May enjoyed vegetables. She could cook well but didn't enjoy it. She enjoyed eating strange combinations of foods together---turnip greens and chocolate cake. One of her favorite sayings was "Wanting and Getting are Two Different Things," and another was "It's good for you to do things you don't want to do."

Fairfield Recorder - Sept 28, 1995
Angie May Watson Bonner
Funeral services for Angie May Watson Bonner were held at Capps Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 25, 1995 on 2 p.m. with Rev. Ron Petty officating. Burial was beside her husband in the Bonner Cemetery. She died in her home in Fairfield on Sunday, September 24, 1995, after a lengthy illness. Angie May Watson was born at Stewards Mill on October 14, 1919, the daughter of Edward Monroe Watson, Sr. and Angelina Compton. She attended the Stewards Mill School but graduated from Fairfield High School as salutatorian in 1936. After working at the state school in Wichita Falls, she married Edd Robinson Bonner on November 21, 1937. Rev. Walter Willis performed the ceremony at the Methodist Parsonage in Fairfield. .Never content to sit quietly on the side, Angie was active in community affairs. She chaired the Freestone County Museum Board, held memberships in the Freestone County Historical Society and Fairfield Country Club, and was a former member and president of The History Club. Angie May was also an active member of First United Methodist Church, having served as a board member, treasurer, delegate to annual conference, Sunday School teacher, president of United Methodist Women, and was honored with lifetime membership in the Women's Society of Christian Service.
For more than fifty years, she was a member of Fairfield Chapter No. 331, Order of the Eastern Star. Having held many chapter offices, she was a past three-time matron. She held many Grand Chapter appointments including Deputy Grand Matron and Grand Representive of Delware in Texas. In 1994, she was honored by receiving the Spirit of Eastern Star Award from her chapter and The Grand Chapter of Texas, OES. She was a member of Merak Temple, Daughters of the Nile, and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Although retired, Angie May had worked for Fairfield State Bank and the T. R. Bonner - Sam Manahan auction sale. She served as deputy tax collector in the Freestone County Tax Assessor Collector's office. Other jobs included secretarial ones at Fairfield Hospital and Fairfield Independent School District. At the time of her death, she was involved in ranching.

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  • Maintained by: Michael Edd Bonner
  • Originally Created by: Patricia
  • Added: 27 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16813495
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Angie May Watson Bonner (14 Oct 1919–24 Sep 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16813495, citing Bonner Cemetery, Fairfield, Freestone County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Michael Edd Bonner (contributor 47148328) .