A Sacred Moment


Bonnie Jane Alderson

March 24, 1923 - January 20, 2010

She was a special friend to many and saw the good in everyone she met.

Bonnie Jane Alderson passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at the Providence Hospital in Everett.

She was born to William Alfred and Jenney Florence (Allen) Sprague March 24, 1923 in Devils Lake North Dakota, where she lived until 1943 when she married her sweetheart Harry Alderson Sr. and Moved to Seattle Washington, eventually settling in Burlington in 1954.

During the 50’s she and Harry raised strawberries, later she worked briefly at United General Hospital and Northern State Hospital, but spent most of her years as a homemaker. Bonnie was very kind and warm hearted. She was a special friend to many and saw the good in everyone she met. She was always there to lend a helping hand when needed. She loved her family and friends.

One of the things that impressed her about Washington was the great outdoors. She couldn’t get enough of it. She loved camping and boating. Her real passion and lifelong love was time spent fishing on the banks of Skagit and Samish Rivers. She and her sister Betty Date knew every fishing hole on the Skagit and every good camping spot near Baker, Shannon and the other lakes east of Sedro Woolley. Later in her years she looked forward to the time spent swimming at the YMCA, she often spoke of the special friends she met there.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Harry Baird Alderson Sr., her parents, her two brothers Allen Dewitt Sprague, and William David Sprague, and her sister Betty Date.

She is survived by three children: Son, Harry Baird Alderson Jr., Two daughters and son in-laws, Jeanine Kay and John Boettcher, Cathy Francine and D. Roger Hinds. Three Grandchildren: Lisa Denean Hinds, Andrew Miles Fulton, and Tomas Sky Fulton. Four Great-grandchildren: Adam Arthur Hinds, Ashley Fulton, Lindsey and Jett Fulton.

A most important event in Bonnie’s life was her dedication and baptism to Jehovah. She came to appreciate our loving creator and all that he has done for us.


A celebration of Bonnie's life will take place at Baker Lake this spring with family and close friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kingdom Hall.


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George Washington

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