Carolyn Gaye Bonjonia


Carolyn Bonjonia, 82, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Lake Ridge Healthy Living with her family at her side.

Visitation: 12:00 noon Thursday, December 28, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, in Waco

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, in the chapel at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Burial: Waco Memorial Park

Carolyn was born April 25, 1935, in Waco to the late Albert and Ruby Kilgo. She attended La Vega High School where she enjoyed twirling in the band. On February 25, 1961, she married the love of her life, Donald Bonjonia. They met while he was stationed at James Connally Air Force Base. She was a homemaker for many years and then worked at Marathon Battery and Weyerhaeuser after Don retired from the Air Force. She loved dancing and singing with her brothers and sister and Baylor women’s basketball. She also enjoyed making quilts, dolls and spending time with her friends at the Golden Corral.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ruby Kilgo; her sister, Norma Jean Jackson; and brothers, Albert Kilgo and Richard Kilgo.

Carolyn leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 56 years, Donald; sons, Bill Bonjonia and wife, Kelly and Steve Bonjonia and wife, Laura; brother, George Kilgo and wife, Pam; sisters-in-law, Joyce Kilgo and Nancy Kilgo; grandchildren, Berkley Caitlyn and Austin Bonjonia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bonjonia, Bill Bonjonia, Berkley Bonjonia, Austin Bonjonia, Randy Cole and C J Smith.

The family would like to give a special thanks to caregivers Wilma Moore, Joann Clark and Uni Murphy and the entire staff at Lake Ridge Healthy Living.

Memorials in Carolyn’s memory may be directed to Lake Ridge Healthy Living, 2239 Lake Ridge Circle, Waco, TX 76710.

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Don am sending my condolences to you and your family on your loss. I will always remember you and Carolyn from Golden Corral. She will be missed. Just another earthly angel called to heaven. May God bless you.

  2. Don you have my heartfelt condolences on losing Carol,Always keep God first and you will never go wrong,Love Always Wilma & Ken????

  3. Mr.Bonjonia and family I’m sending my condolences for the loss of Carolyn.She was a beautiful person.That is a beautiful video.I am praying for y’all during this terrible time.
    Love Patricia Wood

  4. Don,
    I am very saddened to hear about Carolyn. She will be missed. I always enjoyed seeing you and Carolyn at Golden Corral. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.

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