Bonita Maud Baldwin

July 14, 1932 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Bonita Baldwin Obituary

Bonita Maud Baldwin, age 91, passed away peacefully on Nov. 16, 2023. She was born in Copiah County, Miss. on July 14, 1932, to Preston Boyd and Maud Herrington. Bonita lost her mother a few weeks after her birth and was raised by her paternal aunt, Ida Belle Herrington. After graduating high school in Brookhaven, Miss., Bonita attended and received her AA degree from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College. While she was there, she met the love of her life, William Baldwin. Bonita and Bill were married on June 27, 1952. The two lived in Crystal Springs, Miss. until 1954. While there, they welcomed their first child, Karen. Later that year, they moved to Blythe, Calif., where they added three more children to the family, John, Jeannette and Charles.

In 1964, the family moved to Parker, Ariz., where they raised their family and lived for over 30 years. Bonita and Bill bought property in Skull Valley in 1980, and moved there full-time in 1996. Eventually, they moved to Wickenburg in 2014. Bonita was a wonderful example of a housewife and stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed sewing, reading, playing bridge and volunteering in her church and community. Bonita dedicated her life to supporting Bill in his career as a farmer as well as loving and caring for her four children.

Bonita is preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Bill, and their oldest son, John Baldwin. She is survived by her children, Karen Donathen (Steve), Jeannette White (Mark) and Charles Baldwin (Beverly). She was a cherished grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wickenburg (450 Rose Lane). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of the Wickenburg Library in honor of Bonita’s life-long love of reading.

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Memorial Service
December 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Arizona, Vermont


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