September 13, 1925 ‒ December 25, 2018
Bonnie Dameron, age 93, resided in Galion, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, December 25th. She was born in Ashland, Ohio, on Friday September 13, 1925, to Bernice and Marguerite (Hoover) Miller. As a young child she would move from Ashland to Galion, Ohio. She was raised by her grandparents, Harvey and Ella (Fisher) Hoover, whom she referred to as “Mom and Dad.” Bonnie was a graduate of Galion High School, class of 1945, and was a member of the high school band, and majorette. She marched with the Galion Alumni band, until the time when she was no longer able.
Our mother was a hard worker, and dedicated to her children. She raised seven children and two grandchildren on her own. She wore the hat of Mother and Father, working several jobs just trying to make ends meet. Sometimes the ends didn’t meet, but she did the best she could and did so with pride. She spent her retirement years with fulfilling the needs, and raising, her granddaughter from selling cookies, majorette practice, or any other extra school activities Ayanda may have had. Our mother was “an old time classic,” the best there ever was. Patient, Kind a Beautiful woman inside and out, and so much more, that was our mother. Our family has respect, deep love, and gratitude for this angel, we call Mom and Granny. This woman has been our rock and stability throughout our lives. She was always there when we needed her.
The last few years she spoke endlessly about Mom and Dad (Grandma and Grandpa), and her brothers and sisters. To be kind, we went along with her, and acted like they were still here with us. Mom would tell us about the dances that she, Carl, and Art went to, and then would just start singing out of the blue. We heard how Kate was so ornery, and Earl would get away with murder. Our mother missed her childhood, family, and children so very much. All she would say was how much she wanted to go home, on December 25 G-d took her by the hand, and she went home to the people she missed so very much.
Mom was a lover of animals, and could nurse anything back to health… squirrels, rabbits, birds, etc. She had many dogs throughout her life, the majority being named Puppy or Baby. She retired from Galion Dresser. More recently, she told us she had the job of passing medications where she resided. We will surely miss her humor.
Left to share her memories are her children, Art and Sandy Main, Lou and Fred Gifford, Terry and Janice Dameron, Bonnie Werstiuk, 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
She is now with her beloved grandson Scotty Main, daughters Gloria Ohler, Winona, and son-in-law Greg Reynolds, and son William Dameron, brothers Carl Miller, Art Miller, Earl Miller, sister Kate Snyder, and a special nephew Rocky Snyder, and last but not least Mom and Dad (grandma and grandpa). May we hear the thunderous footsteps of your dancing, and your beautiful voice singing once again.
Grateful to Chip Ohler, grandson, who gave us much need breaks, to help care for granny, and a lot of laughs and story’s on his return. Grateful to Lisa Marks from the Ombudsman program who helped provide our mother with humane care. Grateful to Ryan Gifford, grandson, for making her feel special always. Grateful to Samuel for his unconditional love and dedication to Mom.
At her request, the funeral will be private. In honor of Bonnie’s memory, we ask that at least one act of kindness be done for anyone, to make their life more meaningful, and feel valued.