Bonnie Faye Carpenter
Bonnie Faye Carpenter, 96, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, March 31, 2014.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Benbrook United Methodist Church in Benbrook. Interment is Sunday, April 13, in New Hope Cemetery. Open visitation is at at Greenwood Funeral-Cremation, 3100 White Settlement Road in Fort Worth.
Bonnie Faye was born April 28, 1918, in Bend, San Saba County, to the late Henry Marvin Thompson and Viola Corinda Taylor. She graduated from Mexia High School. She married John Richard Carpenter, now deceased, in Natalia on Aug. 16, 1940; they were married for 65 years.
Bonnie Faye had a zest for life and had many hobbies and interests. She was a National Flower Show judge, past president of Avant Gardeners and artistic arrangement winner of the District Bicentennial Flower Show in Fort Worth. She presented garden club programs on table settings and bonsai trees. She loved to play the Texas domino game of 42 and worked the Star-Telegram crossword puzzle every night.
She was a beloved active member of her community. Bonnie Faye belonged to a quilting circle that donated proceeds to Benbrook United Methodist Church and arranged flowers donated by local florists to give to patients at John Peter Smith Hospital.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Creed and Janis Carpenter of Benbrook; grandsons, Richard Scott Kimball of York, S.C., and Spencer Warren Creed of Houston; and great-granddaughters, Chloe Marie Creed and Clara Noelle Creed.
Memorials may be made to Benbrook United Methodist Church, 1122 Bryant St., Benbrook, TX 76126.