Bonnie Virginia Smith was born July 14, 1923, in Blue, Arizona, [auth] to Frank and Lula Hodges. She was born into a prominent ranching family. As a child, her grandfather, Toles Cosper, was the Cattle King of Arizona. She married LV Smith in 1941. She and LV were business owners in Las Vegas, NV, and moved to Roswell to open Hancock Fabrics in 1977. He preceded her in death.
Bonnie carried many talents: she was an exceptional artist of oil and porcelain painting, a master seamstress and homemaker; she loved collecting recipes and cooking. She loved to collect pretty rocks, she loved antiques, and had many beautiful collections.
Bonnie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She had a certain gentleness and made everyone feel special, she was instrumental in molding her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she spent many hours with all of them teaching them how to read, and write and loved teaching them art and doing art projects. She left a very special talent with every person she touched.
Those left to cherish her memory: her daughter, Connie Foster, and her husband, David, of Roswell, NM; grandson Mark Hoskins and wife, Suzi, of Artesia, NM; her granddaughter, Kimberly Conlee, and husband, James Blanchard, of Roswell, NM; and five great-grandchildren: Brooke, Logan, and Autumn Hoskins, of Artesia, NM, Casey and Cade Conlee, of Roswell, NM; her sister, Frankie Windust, and her husband, Bob, of Tucson, Arizona; a sister-in-law, EdnaMae Smith, of Tucson, AZ, and several nieces and nephews.
Her family would like to thank all the numerous special caregivers who made her quality of life the best it could be.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.