Bonnie Fearson

Obituary of Bonnie Lee Fearson

Bonnie Fearson, 84, passed on March 29, 2021 from complications following open-heart surgery.  She is survived by Jim her high school sweetheart and husband of sixty-six years.  She leaves four children:  Dan Fearson and wife Janet, Kathy Drury and husband Fred, Doug Fearson and wife Denise, and Laura Metro and husband Danny; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Bonnie volunteered for everything, starting when her children were in pre-school thru high-school, room mother, den mother, team mother, brownie leader, swim team driver, timer, judge, ran kids pool parties, chaperoned field trips.  Always involved with the kids activities and never missed a game or meet.

After the kids were gone, she took up tennis and became good enough to play in competitive leagues.  She started running and also was an aerobic dance instructor.  For the last sixteen years prior to the pandemic was a volunteer at the Air & Space museum at Dulles working at the welcome desk, running the elevator and instructing on the Wright Flyer Simulator, and each year was the lady in the pumpkin costume greeting Halloween visitors.

Her greatest joy was hosting large family holiday dinners where she treated us all to her great cooking including her famous deviled eggs and Gram's special gravy.  She purposely made way too much so there were take homes for all.

Bonnie was always busy and involved and usually ended up in charge.  For the last forty years you may have seen her doing her daily three mile run, jog, walk on Folkstone Drive where she had a big smile and wave for each car that passed.  The kids call her the “waving lady”.

Bonnie was indeed special.

There will be no services.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Bonnie’s name to Capital Caring Inpatient Center at 24419 Millstream Drive, Aldie, VA  20105.  They are the folks that made her last days comfortable.

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