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Bonagene Minor

Bonagene Minor online 061219May 19, 1923 – April 12, 2019 Bonnie Minor a sixty-six year resident of Los Altos passed away peacefully at home on April 12, accompanied by loved ones. Born May 19, 1923 to Clyde and Ruth Hubbard of Aztec, New Mexico, Bonnie attended the Colorado College of Women in Denver, CO. with a scholarship in Music. She obtained her teaching credentials and taught fourth and fifth graders English, Biology and Music. Bonnie’s search for adventure lead her to apply to United Airlines for a Stewardess position. She graduated from the first class of United Airlines stewardesses in Chicago, Illinois and was stationed at San Francisco International Airport. That is where she met her future husband, Captain Charles T. Minor of United Airlines. Bonnie flew aboard non-pressurized aircrafts the D.C. 3 and D.C.4’s across the Western Rockies routes. She resigned from United Airlines in 1946 and married Charles T. Minor November 10, 1946 in Aztec N.M. The newlyweds resided in an apartment in Redwood City until they purchased a building lot on Jay Street in Los Altos in 1952. They proceeded to build their dream home with the assistance of their good friends, Johnny and Mary Schmitz of Los Altos. Bonnie was a volunteer at El Camino Hospital for 21 years as she loved helping people and it brought her great joy.

She loved all types of music and loved to play the piano. She also enjoyed different cultures and being in nature. Her sense of adventure lead them both to travel with friends throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and South America. She and her late husband were members of the Los Altos Methodist Church for numerous years. Bonnie was known for her infectious laugh and generous fun loving spirit. Her family was her top priority and she was always there for them doing whatever she could. She enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining friends at their home. She was especially known for her famous persimmon cookies. She always was the first to start dancing whenever she heard music. Bonnie was a gift to all that knew her because of her loving, sweet heart. She will be missed by all of her family and friends. Bonnie is survived by her two son’s David Minor and his spouse C.J. Pulliam of Seaside CA; Steve & Jill Minor of Twain Harte CA, and Grandchildren; Blake Minor Of Mountain View, CA; Eric Minor and Cassandra Minor both of San Diego, CA. An intimate celebration of life is planned for family, friends and neighbors at their Los Altos residence.

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