Bonnie Ruth Cannon McGowan was born May 30, 1935 in Red River Parish to Barnett & Vesta Cannon. She departed this life on September 23, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Baton Rouge, surrounded by loved ones.
In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her beloved son, Greg Mc-Gowan, five brothers, Roy, Ray, Charlie, J.B. & Jimmie Cannon and two sisters, Doris Blanchard and Dorothy Perkins.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include her daughter, Lolette McGowan. Also, four grand-daughters & their families: Alana Odom Fernandez, husband Keith and their children, Vivian, Frances, and Russell, Kim McGowan Allen, husband Ray and their son Camden, Deana Mc-Gowan Clifton, husband Tim and their daughters, Juliann and Madeline and Emily McGowan Bruton and husband Johnny. She is survived by one sister, Helen Perot. She was also blessed with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A special thank you to her niece, Linda Boswell, for her love and care for so many years. Bonnie was a resident of Bossier City and will be remembered for her beautiful blue eyes and bright smile. She was a very strong woman, the Dallas Cowboys # 1 fan since 1975, and a “master” Yahtzee and Rook player. Bonnie always took such pride in looking her very best.
Her stylist of 40 years, Joann Vergo & all the ladies at Kutters’ Kabin were a big part of her secret and were beloved by her. The family will always be grateful to her wonderful neighbors Ms. Lula & Mr. Charlie for their care and love.
A special recognition to the “Golden Girls” of Louisiana Downs where Bonnie was employed for 32 years. Lastly, thank you very much to Dr. Wendall Wall for his compassionate care for so many years. Special thanks to Hospice of Baton Rouge and Bonnie’s nurse, Nita Vincent, for easing the pain of this difficult time. In keeping with Bonnie’s wishes, there will be a private, family memorial service.