ENOSBURG FALLS– Bonnie H. Goodhue, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 after an extended period of declining health.
She was born in Palmer, TN on August 12, 1935 to the late Gilbert and Barbara (Scott) Overturf. She spent her first 25 years in the Chattanooga area, where she worked at various jobs.
In 1961, she moved to Enosburg, working first at Carney’s restaurant and then at the Ben Franklin store.
Moving back to Chattanooga area in the eighties she found work as a bookkeeper at Richmond Carpet Mill, followed by a landscaping company and at Dillard’s Department Store.
After retiring in 2005 Bonnie moved back to Enosburg. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #42, the Order of Eastern Star- Martha Washington Chapter, the Methodist Church, and the Enosburgh Historical Society. She enjoyed playing cards and reading.
She is survived by her daughters, Gay Haley of Enosburg, and Teresa Cantu and her partner Harold Wilkerson of Springhill, FL; son, Scott Goodhue and his wife Brenda (Wright) of Fairfield; step-son, Chris Goodhue and his wife Mary Beth Sievens of Fredonia, NY; step-daughter, Barbara (Haley) Bruce of Debary, FL; grandchildren, Seth and his wife Jenny, Austin, Cole, Erica, Damian, and Joshua; nieces, Vicki (Patton) and her husband David Talley, Sonya Patton, Pat (Blaisdell) Ross; and several great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Bonnie was predeceased by her ex-husbands, Harold Poore, John H. Haley Jr., and Russell Goodhue; a grandson, Ethan Russell Goodhue; her sisters, Elnora Overturf, and Alma Viola Patton; nephews, Ernest Ross; nieces Wanda Sweatt; great nephews, Doug Sweatt; step-son, Stephen Goodhue; and stepdaughter, Jeanette and her husband EV Byrd.
In keeping with Bonnie’s wishes there will be no services. Her ashes will be spread in Tennessee at a later date.
For those who wish, contributions in Bonnie’s memory may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post #42, P.O. Box 572, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 or to a charity of your choice.
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