Bonnie Maines, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on March 7th, 2017 from complications following a heart attack. She was 88.
Bonnie Joy Maines was born on July 14, 1928, in Seattle Washington to Clifford and Ida Maines.
She graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington. Bonnie worked for the YWCA in various capacities from 1954 until 1974, including the National Board YWCA staff. One of the highlights of her time with the YWCA was participating as one of eight US members in a Latin American-USA Exchange Program to help develop leadership and to foster better understanding between the different cultures. From 1974 until her retirement in 1983, Bonnie then worked as the Human Resource Director for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.
Bonnie lived all over the United States, including Los Angeles, New York, Connecticut, Florida, New Mexico and most recently Tucson, Arizona. Bonnie had a wide variety of interests and activities, including oil painting, golf, skiing, gardening, cooking and playing the guitar. She had a sharp wit all her life.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce Maines and by her long time friend, Robin Owens. She is survived by nieces Molly van der Burch and Janet Maines Peterson, both in the Seattle area. Special thanks to her loyal caregiver, Leslie Loper, who brought fun and caring into Bonnie’s life.