Obituary - Bonnie Burke - Class of 1965

Bonnie Burke
Class of 1965


© Published on Facebook on January 13, 2015

Bonnie Burke

Bonnie Burke She was Bonnie Elisabeth Burke Figueroa Hulse O'Kelley. And she was magical.

She was so clever. Irreverent. Didn't judge. Loved her family and friends fiercely. Always wanted to help. Called all the time.

She loved ghost stories and the Marine Corps and all things Oakland.

Bonnie spent her adult life married to the Marine Corps, 17 years as a Marine wife, then 20 years as a civilian employee, and always as a supporter.

Bonnie BurkeShe graduated from Oakland High School in 1965. She worked for years in newspaper advertising, including at the Desert Dispatch from 1980 to 1987, then worked for military criminal investigators in Barstow until her retirement in 2008.

Bonnie was born April 10, 1947, in Albany, Calif., and grew up in her beloved Oakland. She died in her sleep Jan. 7, 2015, in Barstow. She was 67.

She is in Heaven with Rick, her mom and dad, her brother Tom and so many friends.

Bonnie is survived by son Danny (and Maribel); son Scott (and Christy); daughter Teri (and Shawn); grandkids Fernando, Marcos, Gary, Mason, Mariah, Jelissa, Nathan, Zack, Trevor and Chase; brother Mike (and Teri) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 1320 Barstow Road