Bonnie Sue (Hart) Shaw left this earthly life on May 6, 2020 to join Christ’s Kitchen as the “Chief Cinnamon Roll Baker”. She was so proud of living to be 79 years young on May 4th, outliving her parents, John Ross and Lillian Beatrice (Saunders) Hart. The majority of her life she lived in the Oklahoma Panhandle, being a member of the Unity and Eva Communities as a child. In the early 70’s she returned to farm the land with her husband of almost 60 years, Edwin LeRoy Shaw. Their relationship started when they met at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and they quickly established loving homes in Guymon, Oklahoma; Dumas,Texas; Eva, Oklahoma; Parker, Colorado and Aurora, Colorado. Bonnie’s family grew by two as she and Ed raised their daughters, Marquita DeAnn (Roy) Bohannan and Sheri Jean (Dave) Bryant. Roy Bohannan and Dave Bryant brought much joy to her life as the sons she never had and she was always proud of their successes. As anyone can attest, Bonnie had the gift of gab and hospitality. There was rarely a time that her kitchen wasn’t full of good food, great smells and even greater friends to share a meal, a glass of ice tea or whatever she had in the oven, that might just be enough for the unplanned guests, which she never turned away. Playing Crying Canasta, Sputnik, Farkle and baseball are great memories that her friends and family remember. “Hostess with the mostest” quickly became her title as most parties for Sunday School classes were held at “The Shaws”. Her life’s occupation until early retirement was as an employee at Panhandle Telephone Cooperative. Prior to that, she also managed alongside Ed the Arrowhead Drive-In and The Depot Restaurant. Their dynamic duo cooking team continued with concessions for the Texas County 4-H Clubs during the annual fair and livestock shows. Bonnie’s pies, cakes and other baked goods would always bring high dollar at the many Yarbrough School Senior Carnivals. Additionally, Bonnie was a fierce competitor with her canning, crocheting and baking, winning the Texas Beef Cook-off with her original recipe of Texas Beef Party Dogs and an Oklahoma Wheat Bread winner at the fair. Also, a lot of experiments just went to the trash---perfection was her standard! She loved playing with recipes, had a love for sewing in her earlier years and taught her granddaughters, Tricia Lynn (Bohannan) Bush and Nicole Danielle (Dorworth) Ehrichs, the art of sewing, cooking and crocheting and her grandson, Drey Scott Bohannan, the art of entertaining a crowd and helping him find his love of cooking as well. Bonnie was equally proud of their spouses, Katie Bohannan, Josh Ehrichs, and Matt Bush and loved texting, chatting, and learning WhatsApp and FaceTime, even Zoom recently to stay in touch. As her grandchildren grew up, she was blessed with three beautiful great-grandchildren, Landon Scott Bohannan, Cadence “CeCe” Bohannan, and Jackson Bennett Bush. Reaching another milestone of seeing them, truly blessed her soul. She loved air hugs, “eee-awes” and seeing Landon and CeCe dance around and sing and watch Jackson eat his breakfast. Bonnie is survived by her immediate family, her sister, Virginia Crane, sister-in-law, Mavis Hart and extended family of nieces, a nephew, six great-nephews and a great-niece and so many friends across the globe that she considered to be her family. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, John Ross Hart (infant) and William E. Hart. Some of the most important adopted family members are the numerous healthcare providers at the Dialysis Center in Liberal, KS (Jennifer), Dialysis Access Imaging and Davita Dialysis in Parker, CO (Kerri, Joe, Deanna and crew) who kept her alive to witness all of the milestones of major birthdays, graduations, weddings and just living her life on her terms and in her way. A very special thank you to Dr. Rhoda Chang, Dr. Diane Yang, Dr. Richard Jantz, Dr. Stuart Senkfor and Dr. Michael Rockland for their never ending diligence to get her tricky protocol just right for that “1%”. Adam Crews, her dedicated dialysis driver, recipe swapper and probably keeper of her secrets, faithfully ensured her safe travel on beautiful Colorado days of sunshine and snow, Bonnie had a strong faith and passion for serving others in many churches in all of the communities where she resided.
For anyone wishing to make a donation to celebrate her life, please consider the following organizations:
● Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Donation
● SECORCares Donation
● Food Bank of the Rockies Donation.
A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date for family and close friends when we can all be together. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!
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