Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory
Bonnie Jean Scofield passed away peacefully Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. She was born November 25, 1937 in Kane, Pennsylvania to Adrian and Nioma (Mattison) Henry. In 1956 she graduated from Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, PA and then attended business school. She moved to Washington State shortly after graduating from Rochester Business Institute, Rochester, New York in 1957 and lived with her Aunt Bea and Uncle Alvie Mattison near Edmonds, WA. It is here where she met William Scofield and they were married in Mountlake Terrace on October 31, 1958. They moved to Selah, Washington in 1966 and this is where they raised their four children. Bonnie went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1978 from Central Washington University. She enjoyed substituting in the Selah School District for many years.
Bonnie was lovingly known by many different names. To her dear husband, she was The Queen. She was also Mom, Aunt Bonnie, Grandma, Gma, and Momma Lou to her family and those who came to love her like a second mother.
Bonnie was an amazing homemaker and had an abundance of love and laughter to share. She taught her children to unconditionally welcome those who needed a helping hand. It wasn’t uncommon to have extended family or friends stay at the house until they could get their feet on the ground. These values continue to guide her children and grandchildren to this day.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. Many adventures were had with her two sisters, Sharon Enstrom and Vickie Ayyob. They enjoyed raising their children together and shared numerous beautiful and memorable times together. She and William enjoyed camping and traveling the country in their motor home. Touring Arizona in the winter where it was warm and sunny and reuniting with their snowbird friends was a highlight. Bonnie also enjoyed crafting, quilting, knitting, cross-stitching, gardening, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
She is survived by her husband, William Emmet Scofield, brother, Bruce Henry and wife, Karen Henry, brother, Neil Henry and wife, Sharon Henry, sister, Sharon Enstrom, sister, Vickie Ayyob, son, William H. Scofield and wife, Laura Scofield, son, David Scofield, daughter, Susan Au and husband, Darin Au, daughter, Sandy Rohwein and husband, Kyle Rohwein, 12 grandchildren, Molly, Alex, Andrew, Austin, Adrian (AJ), Thomas, Tyler, Nicholas, Jayden, Reece, Heather, and Casey. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Her family and friends and all who knew Bonnie Scofield will dearly miss her laughter, her loving spirit, and the fun way with which she filled every room she entered. At her request there will be no memorial service. There will be a celebration of life in July at her long-time family home in Selah. The family wishes to thank the Virginia Mason Memorial Hospice nurses and Dr. Vicky Jones as well as the nurses at North Star that took such good care of her. She enjoyed her relationships with everyone at North Star.
Brookside Funeral Home is caring for the family. To leave a message or a memory for the family please go to www.brooksidefhc.com.