Bonnie Jo Doshier of Claremore, Okla. passed away peacefully on the evening of Oct. 27, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Bonnie was born on Aug. 12, 1950 in Lebanon, Mo. to Don and Virginia Brown. As the oldest of six siblings, Bonnie grew up always being a second mother to them. Bonnie began dating her high school sweetheart, David Keith Doshier, at age 16 while attending Central High School in Springfield, Missouri. Bonnie enjoyed being a cheerleader and the class Vice President before graduating at the top of her class in 1968. After graduation Bonnie and David were married on Oct. 15, 1968. Bonnie cherished her 46 years of marriage with David until his passing in 2014.
Bonnie and David began their family while living in Moore, Okla. where they resided for 15 years. One of Bonnie's greatest treasures was her children. Bonnie gave birth to twin boys, Mark and John (1969), and later to 2 daughters, Amie (1971) and Laura (1976). Bonnie and her family moved to Claremore, OK in 1984 where she has resided for the past 33 years.
Bonnie's smile and outgoing personality made her a friend to all who knew her. Coupled with her extremely hard work ethic, Bonnie became a top performer as a "Tupperware Lady" while living in Moore, OK. Bonnie's managerial skills and unparalleled recruitment carried her to new heights as a Tupperware Manager. Her unit, the Bonnie Belles, garnered top recognition and acclaim in state, regional, and Tupperware USA. Bonnie excelled with recruiting and then promoting dealers from her unit to managers. Bonnie's recruitment even brought her husband, David, into her unit. Due to her success, Bonnie earned countless awards, gifts, cruises, and trips to locations including Hawaii and Acapulco.
After moving to Claremore, Bonnie enjoyed working as an Office Manager for over 11 years for Dr. Maltsberger and his dental practice located in Oologah. She cherished her time managing and mentoring others while creating life-long friendships.
At the age of 46, Bonnie began her journey battling multiple health issues including coronary artery disease. After heart bypass surgery, Bonnie would go on to help with new scientific discoveries by participating in an experimental study to have raw DNA injected into her heart to regrow new arteries. Although the procedure and study showed success, Bonnie eventually required a heart transplant in 2004.
Bonnie courageously fought her many health battles for over 20 years in order to support and love her husband, children, and grandchildren for the remainder of her life. Having accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at age 7, Bonnie's strength came from her faith in her Heavenly Father. Her greatest goal was to share Christ's love with others.
Bonnie is survived by her children Amie Brown and husband Michael, their children Logan and Lauren of Verdigris; Laura Humphrey and husband Scott, their sons Ethan and Bryce of Randolph, N.J.; grandsons David and Daniel Doshier (sons of John Doshier) and daughter-in-law Becca Doshier; granddaughters Sarah and Hannah Doshier (daughters of Mark Doshier) of McKinney, Texas; siblings Madison Grace Magee, Marti Blattert, Mary Brents, Eric Deschamp, and Betty Sorter; and many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Don Brown and Virginia Deschamp; husband, David Keith Doshier (September 2014); her son Mark Doshier of McKinney, Texas (May 2014); and her son John Doshier of Verdigris, Okla. (October 2014).
Published on October 30, 2017