Bonnie Faye Peña, age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Mountain View Healthcare Center in Mountain View, CA.
Born Bonnie Faye Kern on December 3, 1925 in Jayton, Texas to John Thomas Kern Sr. and Allie Kern (Martin). Bonnie is survived by her daughter; Judith Peña, her three grandchildren; John Bannister, Gregory Peña and Allie Peña, her brothers; William Kern and Robert Kern and many much loved nieces, nephews and their extended families. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister; Anna Frances Wright, her brothers; Samuel Kern and John Thomas Kern Jr.
Bonnie graduated from Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, CA in 1943 after leaving Texas to be with her family on the West Coast. She moved with her family to what is now Monte Sereno, CA in 1947. She briefly lived and worked in San Francisco then later settled in Los Gatos, CA where she worked as a waitress at the Los Gatos Lodge until she retired in 1990.
Bonnie was a true golden girl. She was a bright, loving and lively spirit who had a passion for traveling and spending time at home with her family as well as with her many friends. She was the life of all the family get togethers where her laughter and outspokenness could not be ignored. Bonnie’s personality was magnetic and has blessed everyone she met with fond memories. Her altruism and strong, generous heart will be so very missed.
A funeral service is scheduled for 12pm on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at Darling & Fischer, Chapel of the Hills; 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95030. Open casket visitation from 10am-12pm.