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“My sincere condolences to the family and friends of "Sue". As time moves forward I hope you'll enjoy remembering and sharing your memories of her....Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers for your family. She will be missed by all. Hugs and kisses to you. Wenny Kwan ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Wenny Kwan - Peoria, AZ

“What a beautiful person you where! Loved hearing all your stories about your children, husband and the military life! What a joy you where to be...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Yaeggi - Peoria, AZ

“Aunt Sue has always been so special to me!! I will always remember her sweet smile, kind heart and unconditional love for her family. ❤ She...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Connie Bonham Key - Cordova, TN

“There will never be a day gone by that you wont be on my mind, in my heart, in my soul !! you will forever be my best friend and the world has...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Karen - Phoenix, AZ - Daughter

“I am so sorry to hear about Sue's passing. She was a special lady. Always fun to be around. My ex-husband and I used to run around with Sid and Sue...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Duhamell - Phoenix, AZ

“Words cannot begin to express my heartfelt sadness of Sue's passing. I have so many wonderful memories from Solano Drive South with Sue keeping us ...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Cindi Covill - Gilbert, AZ

“Susie Q you will truly be missed. As my "adopted" mom, I will forever miss your smile and laugh. Rest my sweet.Much loveCindo ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Cindi Covill - Gilbert, AZ

“Sharon, Thank you for sharing all the wonderful stories about your beautiful mother with me over many years. You and Robin were truly her angels on...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Hamer - Phoenix - Friend

“I always will remember that warm smile and bright positive attitude. When those we love become a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dana Bonham - Perryville, AR

“So sorry for you loss. May the sweet Angels wrap their wings around your Mother and keep her close as you keep her close in your heart. Take Care,...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy Cann - Phoenix, AZ

“Dearest Sharon & Robin, Warm thoughts and sunny memories are hopefully helping you heal as you navigate this transition. You are both in my prayers...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Alicia A. Williaims - NJ - Friend

“We send all of our love and support to you guys and your family. Never forget that she will ALWAYS be with you. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Melissa/Consuelo Manzanarez - AZ

“I pray for the family to have strength. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Frances Morrow - Phoenix, AZ

“I will miss sitting on the couch chatting with you and your sweet smile...I will also miss sharing my husband with you wink wink! You are loved so...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Heather Casbarro - Glendale, AZ

“I was so very happy to have met you,beautiful Sue.I will always remember you and so will the boys... ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Marita - Stockholm, AZ - friend

“Mom, I miss you so much already. My heart hurts and I feel so empty. The thought of you, your love and smile will get me through this tuff time. I...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Bonham - Peoria, AZ


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Naomi Pearl (Sue) Bonham, 79 yrs young, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2013. Sue was born to Rose Canal & Raymond Wagstaff Sr. in Mount Pleasant, MI on April 20, 1934. She grew up in Kings Mine, OH, where she graduated from Lore City High in 1952. She joined the US Navy in 1953, where she attended boot camp in San Diego, CA and then proudly served 4 years in Great Lakes, MI. Sue married her long time sweetheart, Sidney Bonham, in 1959 and became a military wife. She and Sidney were stationed all over the US and Okinawa, Japan. She has 3 daughters, Tamara, and twins, Sharon and Karen. The family retired from the military in 1968 and settled in Phoenix, AZ. She happily worked in the Commissary at Luke AFB as a cashier for 15 years, and then retired from the AT&T plant on Van Buren Rd. after 7 years. Sue loved her family and friends dearly, and she had many. She loved to dance, enjoyed music, and the Phx Suns and Diamondbacks. She always enjoyed a good beer and loved to laugh. She was a great wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Sue was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Sidney. She is survived by her daughters Tamara (Lee) Gatten, Sharon Bonham (Robin DeLisle), and Karen Bonham; grandsons Cullen and Jared Gatten; her sister Monzella Wolfe; brother Raymond Wagstaff, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. "What the caterpillar perceives is the end; to the butterfly is just the beginning." Services will be held at Sunwest Funeral Home & Cemetery, 12525 NW Grand Ave, El Mirage, AZ, 85335, 623-974-2054. The service will be at 10:00am on Aug 10, followed by a graveside service with Military honors.