In Memory

Bonnie Lee Guckel

Bonnie Lee Guckel

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04/08/14 07:40 PM #1    

Allyson Young (Johnson)

Bonnie was a champion.  She had been a poster child for the March of Dimes against polio, having suffered from this disease as a beautiful little girl.  Her withered leg did not prevent her from trying out for cheerleader of the 130's team in our sophomore year - does anyine remember the Four Pages in their homemade gingham vests and white pleated skirts??  (in those days i could do a backbend - maybe those practicves are why I can't do one now)

03/06/17 10:05 AM #2    

Website Visitor

Bonnie was a kind and supportive friend. I was living with my aunt and her family in Santa
Cruz, California and had just started attending Santa Cruz High School. My aunt passed
away suddenly and I was sent to live with a former friend of my aunt's in Sunnyvale, California.
The only thing good about this transition was attending Foothill College after graduation from
high school. Foothill College is where I meant Bonnie and her friends.
Bonnie was adept at playing her guitar and singing the variety of folk songs popular at this
time. I was out of my depths in socializing but Bonnie was always there to make me laugh
and included me in her plans for a guitar fest somewhere. 
Bonnie was friends with Jerry Garcia at this time. Before the group was famous they were
called The Warlocks. It makes me smile to remember going out for Pizza after The Warlocks
had performed locally. I clearly recall Bonnie kicking Jerry in the leg when he started
trying to get my attention. I was not surprised. Bonnie was the big sister I never had and
she was very protective of me. 
Bonnie and I lost touch after I moved from Sunnyvale, Ca. and sought work to support
myself. I talked to her once when I found out she had moved to San Francisco. I always
hoped I would see Bonnie again. Anyone who meant Bonnie was enchanted by her kindness,
talent, and sincerity.

Donna L . Wolfe

03/07/17 04:12 PM #3    

Monique Rabier (Moss)

So sorry to hear about Bonnie.  I always remembered her being very kind, natural and non pretentious.  She was not only beautiful outside but also inside.  She will truly be missed.







03/08/17 12:41 PM #4    

Suzanne Riedinger

Bonnie was awesome. We lived near each other so we would hang out. Unfortunately, as often happens, we lost touch during college. It's a lesson learned too late in life: Keep in touch with your friends, because some day they will be gone. I will miss her kindness and friendship.

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