On December 26, 2022, Heaven welcomed a new angel, our beloved Mother, Bonnie Belle
Brobst Plummer. She was 87 years old.
Bonnie was born August 26, 1935, in Pickerington, Ohio, the daughter of the late Russell
Brobst and Evelyn Brobst of Pickerington, Ohio. Bonnie graduated from Pickerington High
School in 1953.
Bonnie is predeceased by her Parents, Daughter, Tonda Starkey Armstrong, Son, Curtis
Plummer, Grandsons, Steven & Ryan Plummer, Brothers, Norman & Roger Brobst, and Sister,
Eleanor Willard and Brother-In-Law Earl Willard.
Bonnie is survived by her Daughter Tammy Pickering (Curtis), Grandchildren, Todd, Leslie,
Shawn, Allen, Maddy, and Ian, and Great-Grandchildren, Makyla, Brandon, Jaxon, and Avrie.
Son, Byron Plummer, and Grandchild, Logan. Daughter, Charlene Till (David), Grandchildren
Benjamin (Tricha), and Tony, Great-Grandchild Alfred. Cousin, Carl Smith (Mary) of
Nephews, Earl Willard, David Willard (Susan), Vaughn Brobst (Janie), Kevin Brobst (Terrll),
Roger Brobst, and Nieces, Barbara Peshek (John) and Lolita Hemeric. Grandchildren of her
predeceased Daughter, Tonda. Granddaughter Aleythia, and Great-Grandchild Corey.
Grandson, David Joseph, great-grandchild Hope. Grandson, Russell (Kristin),
great-grandchildren, Hayden, and Avery. Granddaughters, Kari, and Sara (Brandon), and
great-grandchild, Ayla. Many more great nephews, great nieces, and extended family members
Although Bonnie's hometown was Pickerington, Ohio, she was the wife of an Air Force service
member and moved many times from Pickerington, Ohio when the family was allowed to;
Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Bergstrom Air Force
Base, Texas, and R.A.F. Chicksands, Bedfordshire, England before making her home in
Bastrop, Texas in 1975.
Bonnie was very much into arts and crafts and was the director of the new Arts and Crafts
Center that opened at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Mrs. Richard C Neeley wife of 821st Aerospace
Division Commander General Neeley, cut the ribbon to formally open the new center in Bldg.
2306. Bonnie was very talented in everything she did. She loved making ceramics and painting,
bird watching and planting flowers until the end.
Bonnie’s love for her Champion Maltese, Shenala Hamish,(who won two prizes at Crufts and
Ch. Yorkshire Terrier, Sir Winston Churchill, three other Maltese, and two Persian cats came
back with the family stateside from England. She loved them so much that cocker spaniels were
added into the mix.
Bonnie waitressed in Bastrop, Texas, and worked at Bastrop State Park and Bastrop
Independent School District. She retired in 2007 from Bastrop I.S.D.
Bonnie was the central figure in the lives of her children. Anyone who knew her children knew
that she was a star in their eyes and many others.
It would be wrong to say that Bonnie lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No
matter how sick she was, she was always determined, when anyone else would have broken,
Bonnie stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly looked like.
Though Bonnie’s health was failing, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. Her joy
for life and indomitable spirit kept her pushing through the pain. There was no quit in Bonnie.
Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she lost her fight.
Inspiration is a force that can change your life. Bonnie was a truly inspirational woman and
someone who inspired others without even trying.
In her honor and memory, we ask that you plant a garden of flowers, relax and enjoy the birds
and always be positive. At her request, there will be no services.