Bernadette (Bonnie) Weeks Smith

Profile Updated: September 9, 2016
Residing In: Coos Bay, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Donald Smith
Occupation: Cartwheels: A Christian Preschool Director Retired
Children: Deborah Austin, born Sept 1965, has two daughters, lives in Roseburg.
Drives school bus for a living...
Thomas, More…born Nov 1966, has one son, lives in AZ, was in Construction and is now farming, which he is having a great time learning and working. He has his father's work ethics, but still knows how to have fun.

Melissa Smith, has two girls and two boys, Is a foster home provider here in Coos Bay. She is a grandma of our four great-grandkids. They are a joy.

Teddi Ann, our foster daughter of thirteen years. She keeps us busy but is easy to care for.
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UPDATE: I retired July 2009. What fun. I am still subbing for the preschool and I have great fun reading to the kids on Mondays and Tuesday for Smart. I also volunteer for the kindergarten teachers at my Great-granddaughters school. Jayden loves that GGMa visits her class weekly.
Donald and I married in 1965 and started off raising a family, I was a stay at home Mom until 1976, when I went to work at Silent Valley Club in Poppet Flats, worked my way up to the front office, where I discovered I liked the work I was doing. I worked for them for 11 years. By then our children had graduated, Tom went to the Navy for six years as a CBer, the girls got married and we became grandparents (smile). We felt it was time for a move and in 1993, along with my uncle whom we were caring for, found a beautiful home on the Oregon coast in Coos Bay.

I went to work for Head Start as a
Teacher assistant and worked up to Associate Teacher. I loved my work with the children and families.

In 2002 I had spinal surgery for a AVM located in my spinal cord. All went well but I had to give up my job at Head Start. When I could I applied for a part time job at Cartwheels and wound up Director. It is a wonderful job because we can talk about God there. We have 66 kids in school, so this keeps us busy.

Don and I enjoy the beach, South Slough where he works, and going to Washington to visit good friends. We love it here.

Don is now retired as of June 1, 2016. We have a big yard and that keeps him busy.

School Story:

Darnell Koenig O'brien and I met when I bumped into her there at Sante Fe as I was heading to Homemaking (8th grade). I remember saying "You look like a girl I know", and her reply was "I am a girl". We have been friends since then through thick and thin. She even has a rental home here in Coos Bay. Her honey, Bob did not care for the climate and they moved to Auburn, CA. She has been a great Aunt to my children and grandkids. She still has a heart of gold.

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Oct 10, 2018 at 1:33 AM
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Apr 21, 2017 at 10:02 AM

A bit late, but hope it was a good one. Take care of your self and enjoy life. Your friend Bonnie ( Bernadette)

Bernadette (Bonnie) Weeks Smith has a birthday today. New comment added.
Oct 10, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Posted on: Oct 10, 2016 at 1:33 AM

Sep 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Suzanne, How the years have flown. Wishing a great day and year ahead. Don and Bernadette

Sep 09, 2016 at 10:49 AM
Sep 09, 2016 at 10:46 AM
Sep 09, 2016 at 10:44 AM
Sep 08, 2016 at 9:41 AM

Did we ever believe we would be as old as our parents or grandparents. Live is good we have made it this far. Hope your Birthday was great and may your year ahead hold many blessings. Don and Bernadette Smith

Oct 10, 2015 at 1:33 AM
Sep 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Have a lovely Birthday Susie. God Bless

Aug 18, 2014 at 2:28 PM
Jul 29, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Hello Evelyn. It is nice to know you are in touch with the class. Looks like you have had a full life. I worked with preschoolers. I say that is my age level. Take care and do keep in touch.

Mar 05, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Carol, we are living in Coos Bay. If you are over this way give us a call. 541-888-3972
Don and Bonnie (Bernadette Weeks) Smith

Feb 20, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Hello Kathy, It is nice to be able to say hello to you after so many years. I pray that life has been good and that you are in good health. We are good, living in Oregon and loving it. My biggest joy is my two great-grandchildren (2 and 5) and the rest of the family too. Are you planning on being at the 50 year reunion. We are . Hope to see you there. Love Bonnie (Bernadette Weeks Smith).

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
This is Don and I after the birth of our first child, Deborah Leanne in the fall of 1965. We are in the front yard of the dairy farm on Esplanade.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
This is me in June of 1990. We had our pictures taken for our 25th Anniversary.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Don dressed up in his suit that he wore for graduation on our 25th Anniversary. I think he looks pretty handsome.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Don's Mom and Dad on their 50 Anniversary. (Pete and Edith Smith)
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 9:00 PM
This is our family in Feb of 2006. We are together to with all other family members at the dairy. Don has just lost his Mom.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Our first grandson, Timothy, his sister Annamarie Darnell(after my friend Darnell) and their cousin Patricia. Having fun as only young people can do.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Patricia Dawn, named after a grandma and her Granddad, Don. She is our smart one and wants to be a doctor. We are hoping her dreams come true.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Here is a shot of the Grandchildren at Christmas. Tim, Patricia, and Esther in first row, and Daniel and Annamarie in second. Cody and Alexis are missing. They live out of state and we do not get to see them as often as we would like.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Here we are older not Old :)
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM