Bernadine (Bonnie) Louise Haener was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on
September 17, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Bonnie was born January 23, 1931 in Deer Park, WA to John and Minnie Wasson.
Along with her four siblings, she attended grade school there until the family moved to
Spokane where she then went to Rogers High School. Dances at the Davenport Hotel
and being an usherette at the Garland Theatre were some of her fondest memories. The
family made another move to Grangeville, ID where she graduated from high school. It
was there she met her future husband Albert Haener. In true romantic fashio ,they were
married on Valentine’s day in 1950.
They moved to Moscow where their first daughter, Terri was born. After Al graduated
from the University of Idaho, they made their way back to Grangeville where they were
blessed with three more children, Dan, Patty and Janet. Mom poured her heart and soul
into her family and home. She was an immaculate homemaker and whatever she set her
sights on she accomplished. Playing the piano, exquisite needlework, being a beautiful
seamstress and wonderful cook were just a few of her many talents. She gave her time as
a Bluebird and Campfire leader and served on several committees at Sts. Peter and Paul.
Mom was very active in her younger years and her hobbies included reading, belonging
to a pinochle club, bowling league, skiing, golfing, snowmobiling, fishing and camping
on the South Fork of the Clearwater River.
Her work as a medical transcriber at Grangeville General Hospital brought her much joy.
Fun filled summers were spent at Waits Lake in Washington where John and Minnie built
a waterfront cabin. Mom and Dad were fortunate to be “snowbirds” for many years in
Pismo Beach, CA and Scottsdale, AZ. Trips into Mexico and Hawaii were other favorite
spots. Mom always enjoyed the wonderful times with her family and friends. Her love
for them was unconditional, honest, deep and selfless. She will be remembered for her
feisty sense of humor, sharp wit, sense of style and for being the life of the party. The
grandchildren loved when she danced and did her very own “Bonnie-rumba”
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Evelyn Linder, Dorothy Limbert,
Kathryn Pulliam, brother, Mel Wasson and granddaughter, Katy Brereton.
Surviving are her husband, Albert, children Terri (Don) Brereton, Dan Haener, Patty
(Casey) Patoray, and Janet Anthony (Cam Echanis).Grandchildren Leah, Ryan,
Stephanie, Jennifer, Danielle, Matt and Jamie and 14 great grandchildren.
She will be forever missed by those who loved her but her spark will shine for eternity.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. Send condolences to the family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com