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Bonnie Chipman

September 21, 1933 — February 2, 2023

Palmer, Texas

Bonnie Pearl Vance Chipman was born in Hillsboro, Tx on 9/21/1933 to Donnie Vance and Ora Mae Marshall.  She went home to be with the Lord on 2/2/23 after a sudden illness.  She was the middle of 3 daughters and had one younger brother.  The family moved to California when she was a teenager.  She talked frequently about spending time on the beach and working at Knotts Berry Farm.  She graduated from high school in Long Beach.  She and her younger sister went to work for Western Union when she was 21 after graduating from Western Union school in Oklahoma City in 1954.  She worked for them until her retirement in 2000.

She met Miles Chipman after returning to Waxahachie in 1954 and they married in January 1955.  They remained married until his death in 1982.

They were blessed with a son, Steven Chipman, in 1955 followed by a daughter, Sally, in 1959.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Miles Roy Chipman, her son, Steven, her parents Donnie and Ora Vance, her sisters, Lois Junkin and Sadie Ferrell, her brother, John Vance and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bonnie was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer, Tx and she truly believed that one day she would be with the Lord and all of her loved ones again.

She is survived by her daughter, Sally Chipman, of Palmer, Tx, her daughter-in-law, Yvonne Chipman of Bristol, granddaughter, Tonya Spence and her partner, Wes, of Bristol and her daughter, Harmony Spence, also of Bristol, granddaughter Sheila Billings and husband Shane, and their children, Everett, Scarlett and Ethan, all of Ennis, Tx.

She is also survived by adopted daughters Beth Berry and her husband David and their children Kaitlyn and Kevin all of Universal City, Tx and Denise Wagstaff and husband, David of Lampasas, Tx and their children David and Jeremy both of San Antonio, Tx.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Baylor Waxahachie and Baylor Dallas for all of the care and dignity they showed in taking care of Bonnie.  They would also like to thank Legend Oaks Ennis and Mercy Hospice for being there and taking care of her in her last days.

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

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