Bonnie G. Aubushon, 94 of Brady, died on May 19, 2023, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. She was born on July 3, 1928, in Gothenburg to Robert and Eldora Brown.
Bonnie attended Pleasant Valley School and Maxwell Public School before her parents moved to Gothenburg where she enrolled in school from the 4th grade through 12th and graduated in 1946. She married Willard E.G. Aubushon of Cozad and had four daughters: Marcene Franzen, Elaine Flies, Bobbi Hyer and Tammy Aubushon.
Throughout Bonnie's life, she accomplished several things, including being named "Mrs. Congeniality" in a Mrs. Nebraska competition. She was proud of her work as a volunteer at the Canteen and active member of the Brady Beauties Red Hat Society.
Bonnie had an incredible career path; she started by working for Dr. Pyle and Cal Stickleman while attending school before moving to work in various fields such as the Gothenburg Times and KAMI radio station; she later worked at Lynn's Electric company and then at the Chamber of Commerce in Gothenburg and North Platte. For 10 years Bonnie managed the Pawnee Retirement Hotel before serving as an activities director at North Platte Care & Centennial Retirement Village. She then found fulfilling working as a paraprofessional with Brady Public Schools before retiring.
While not working or volunteering around town, Bonnie enjoyed spending time pursuing hobbies such as writing, cowboy poetry presentations, crafting or going out into nature to explore. She also had a talent for collecting various items that brightened up any room.
Bonnie is survived by her four daughters: Marcene (Daryl) Franzen of North Platte; Elaine (Roy) Flies of Kearney; Bobbi Hyer (special friend Lloyd Enyeart) of North Platte; Tammy Aubushon of North Platte; sister, Bettie (Ted) Haney; seven grandsons: Rob (Kim) Franzen, Mark (Danelle) Franzen, Ryan (Tracy) Franzen, Tony (fiancé Michelle Schneider) Aubushon, Travis (Angela) Flies, Brandon (Virginia) Evert; two granddaughters, Nikki (Chopper) Dishman, Nashea (Jon) Meduna; 12 great-granddaughters: Kaitlyn Holm, Abigail Franzen, Harley Franzen, Chloe Franzen, Payzlie Franzen, Riggin Flies, Elleyana Meduna, Pheenyx Meduna, Holden Meduna, Clara Evert, Grace Evert, and Emma Evert; and seven great-grandsons: Willard Franzen, Garrett Flies, Caleb Flies, Trenton Flies, Austin Dishman, Bailey Dishman and Ricky Holm; plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Willard E.G. Aubushon; her parents, Robert and Eldora Brown; and grandson, Tulsa Flies.
Bonnie will be remembered for her kind heart and spunky personality towards everyone she encountered. Her memory will be forever cherished by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg on Thursday, May 25, from 3 - 7 p.m. with the family present from 4 - 6 p.m. Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tammy Aubushon officiating. Committal service will immediately follow in the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell. A lunch will be served at the Brady Community Hall, all are welcome.
Memorials may be given to the Brady Public School Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.