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Nellie May Bonin

January 30, 1931 — February 22, 2021

Nellie Mae Athay Hoisington Bonin

Nellie May Bonin, 90, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 in Sandpoint.

Family services will be held later, due to the covid situation.

Nellie was born January 30, 1931 in Coffee, Missouri to William Thomas and Virdrr Leigh Athay.  She met and married Daniel Hoisington and they raised eight children; Thomas, Daniel, Johnathan, Donald, Randy, Ruth, Linda and Christine. While the family was growing, Nellie and her family lived in several different places: Hardin, Montana; Moyie Springs, Idaho;       Tillamook, Oregon; settling in Rockford, Washington.

Nellie was an amazing mother caring for her large family and still managing to work as a seamstress at Pacific Trail and Kathleen Louise.  When the family was mostly grown, Dan and Nellie moved to Newport Washington. Nellie was an avid gardener and delighted everyone with the beautiful flowers and the ever changing landscape in her small yard. 

Dan passed away in 1996.  Several years later she met and married Earl Bonin of Sandpoint, Idaho.   Nellie and Earl moved to Sandpoint, where they enjoyed traveling and gardening. At Earl’s passing she moved to a retirement home, but felt isolated and decided to move in with her oldest son, Thomas.

Nellie was preceded in death by husbands Daniel Hoisington, Erling Bonin, and sons Donald, and Johnathan Hoisington.

Nellie was a wonderful person filling all who knew her with love and happiness.  She is survived by three sons, three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

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