NEW BOSTON, TEXAS- Norman Andrew Bonham, age 76 of New Boston, died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at his h…

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NEW BOSTON, TEXAS- Norman Andrew Bonham, age 76 of New Boston, died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at his home following a long illness. Survivors include his wife Carolyn, older son and daughter in law, Andy and Peggy Bonham, a younger son, Charles Bonham all of New Boston, Texas. He is also survived by one brother and sister in law, Dr. Robert Ellis Bonham and Brenda Bonham of Dallas. Further survivors include three granddaughters, Krystle, Kimberly and Tiffany Bonham, one great grandson, Torian Dismuke and his father Antonio Dismuke, one step granddaughter Amy Cotham of Fayetteville, Arkansas, a step grandson, Chris Cotham of Texarkana, a special friend, Dianne Phillips and a number of other relatives. Mr. Bonham was a wonderful son, loving husband and encouraging father. He was a very energetic person with many interests that influenced numerous lives that he encountered. He married young and started his career as a clerk typist with Red River Arsenal in 1952 . At that time he had two years of college behind him at East Texas State University at Commerce. By 1962 at age 27, he became the youngest Property Disposal/Marketing Officer with the Department of Defense. He retired as a GS-12 in 1980. During the mid 1950's to mid 1970's he co-founded and later owned B and J Television Repair Service in New Boston. In 1969 he helped establish New Boston's first radio station, KNBO, where he served as President of the company during it's early years. Mr. Bonham worked in various capacities at Tapp Memorial Methodist Church. This would include Chairman of the Stewardship and Finance Commission, 1964-1969, and Sunday School teacher. Andrew Bonham served as Bowie County School Board Trustee in the early 1970's and he would later serve as New Boston City Councilman from 1974-1979. In the mid 1980's to mid 1990's he was Democratic Election Judge of Bowie County Pct 14 and was General Election Judge Pct 14 at Bowie County Courthouse. Later he helped coordinate the Enhanced Local Calling linking 13 cities in Northeast Texas in 1997-1998. As one can see from reading this, Norman Andrew Bonham loved to work with people and help them with their concerns. He came from a family of School Administrators, schoolteachers and physicians. Perhaps this is where he got his love for working with people. Dealing with people in his various roles, Mr. Bonham saw a way of being a working Christian in the community. He always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. Norman Andrew Bonham will be greatly missed by his family and friends. In his later life, he suffered from several serious illnesses and he accepted his health condition with dignity and calm. We know that his eternal spirit is now with the Lord and that is most comforting to know at this difficult time. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at Ringwood Cemetery, New Boston with Rev. J.L Montgomery officiating on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston. Obituary from Bates-Rolf Funeral Home, New Boston, Texas; July, 2010.

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Norman Andrew Bonham
August 22, 1933
89 1 July 15, 2010
12 76 New Boston, Bowie, TX
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