Bonnie Jean (Farley) Gause

July 17, 1933 ~ August 12, 2018 (age 85)
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Bonnie Jean (Farley) Gause was born in Parma, Idaho on July 17, 1933, to Frank and Grace (Bale) Farley.  She passed away August 12, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Oregon.

Bonnie married Philip Gause and they celebrated 64 years of marriage before he passed away in 2016.  Bonnie was raised in New Plymouth, Idaho with 7 brothers and 1 sister.  After she and Phil married they traveled with his Navy career and in the late 50’s settled in Lakewood Washington where they raised their 6 children.  In Lakewood Bonnie also began a career in nursing that lasted many years. 

In 2007 Phil and Bonnie moved to Mt Vernon, Oregon where they enjoyed a relaxing retirement and Bonnie found a new love in painting. She made many special friendships in the painting group and she enjoyed sharing her award-winning paintings with family and friends.

Bonnie is survived by her six children; Joan Budd (Eldon) of Virginia.  Kathy Price, Lorrie Perez (Carlos), Ann Zawerucha and George Gause (Jaye) all of Washington.  Harry Gause of Mexico.  She has 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by 1 brother Alva Farley (Phyllis) along with her special sister in laws and many very loved nieces and nephews.

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