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Leona Mae Bonovich

May 10, 1913 May 21, 2017
Leona Mae Bonovich
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Leona was born on May 10, 1913 in Richmond California. When she was two years old her family moved
to Rodeo California where she attended school from kindergarten through high school. After high
school she went to San Francisco State University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree and
teaching credentials. Upon receiving her degree, Leona began working as an elementary school teacher.
She taught until 1936 when she met and married her husband, Stephen Bonovich. At that time, married
women were not allowed to teach. Once WWII broke out, the rules were changed and Leona went back
to her passion of teaching. In 1953 they moved to Vacaville where she continued teaching and retired in
1976 from the Vacaville Unified School District. Her passion for teaching would not be stopped by
retirement! Soon after, Leona began substitute teaching for Vacaville elementary schools, and
continued to do so well into her 80’s. Even after she quit substituting, Leona volunteered at the Browns
Valley elementary school’s library once a week into her 90’s.
Leona leaves behind her daughter-in- law, Latricia Bonovich, her grandchildren, Brenda Hood (David
Hood) and Greg Bonovich (Kristine Bonovich), her great-grandchildren, Lauren Scott (Joey Scott), Robert
(Brad) Spencer, Nicolas Bonovich and Jake Bonovich, and her great-great grandchildren Tessa Scott and
Chase Scott.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Stephen Bonovich, and her son George
Bonovich.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 10:00 am, at the Community Presbyterian
Church, 425 Hemlock Street, Vacaville, California.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made to Child Haven, 801 Empire Street,
Fairfield, California.

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Service

Thursday

1

Jun

10:00 AM 6/1/2017 10:00:00 AM
Community Presbyterian Church

Hemlock St.
Vacaville, CA 95688

Community Presbyterian Church
Hemlock St. Vacaville 95688 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery Final Resting Place

522 Elmira Rd.
Vacaville, CA 95687

522 Elmira Rd. Vacaville 95687 CA
United States
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