Bonita Dean

12/18/1951 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 12/27/2019
Time: 5:00 pm
 – 7:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 12/28/2019
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


Bonita Dean passed away on December 22, 2019. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 27, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate her life of 68 years at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at Lake Ridge Chapel.  Family and friends may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the space provided below the obituary.

Bonita Dean was born December 18, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois to Edwin Ludwig and Dorothy Ann Simonson. In 1982 she moved to Texas.  In 1985 she met the love of her life, Steven Glenn Dean. They married in 1994 and together they raised five wonderful children. She always had an open door, a huge heart and free hugs for her whole family. Through her job as an accountant both for the state of Texas and Lubbock State School for thirty-plus years, she has touched so many lives. Her warm smile, great advice and steadfast faith in God will be carried with us all till we meet again.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Dean; four daughters, Barbara Warnock, Bonnie (Aaron Thompson) Woods, Laura Miller, Ashlee Dean; son, Christopher (April) Dean; grandchildren, fifteen; great-grandchildren, nine; four sisters, Kathy (Glen) Baxter, Lee Sims, Dee Dee (Mike) Perez, Laurie (Robert) Mitchell; three brothers, Chuck (Marge) Simonson, Frank Simonson, Mike (Donna ) Simonson; sister and brother-in-laws, Lesa (David) Ramby; Mona (Greg) Bond; Robert (Kathy) Dean.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Ludwig and Dorothy Ann Simonson, her brothers, Kenneth Simonson and Leland Simonson and a granddaughter, Alexandria Courtney-Dean.




The family of Bonita Dean has designated the Wounded Warrior Program for memorial contributions donated in her memory.


6 thoughts on “Bonita Dean”

  1. You guys will forever be in my prayers as your mom will always be in my heart
    God bless you all and give you peace. Love you all.

  2. May the Lord wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace at this time. May the love and memories that you share with each other help carry you until you are reunited with her. Our love and Prayers are with you and your family Barbara.

  3. So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman! You all are in my thoughts and prayers and GOD is with y’all! Celebrate her life for she is now in a better place.

  4. Mike Simonson & Donna

    Bonita is now in the arms of the Lord as we celebrate her wonderful life of 68 years.
    Our condolences to all her family and friends.
    You are all in our prayers.

  5. Danny and Mary McAnear

    We are so very sorry about Bonita and our prayers are with you all! May God give you comfort and may your wonderful memories bring you peace.

  6. I was saddened to read of Bonita’s death as I caught up on my local newspapers this morning following holiday travels. I was Bonita’s supervisor at the Lubbock State Supported Living Center. She was a kind woman and a hard worker. Faced with the sudden and catastrophic illness of her husband, she soldiered through her responsibilities at home and work until she was able to retire more than a year later. I hated to see her leave my staff. But I admired her courage and determination that carried through until she could leave albeit sooner than she had planned. Given her premature death, I am glad she was able to reduce her daily workload and focus on her husband with retirement. I remember her smile, her glasses and curly blonde hair, her love of the staff parties/feasts at work, and her love of her family both locally and those who lived at a distance and whom she rarely got to visit but talked of often. Peace be with all of you.

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