Bonnie Yvonne Smith

Bonnie Yvonne Smith was born February 15, 1936 in Lyon County, Kentucky to parents Marvin and Annie Duff Neal. She passed away August 22, 2022 in The Woodlands, Texas, at the age of 86.

Bonnie worked for many years as a secretary in the advertising business and assisting others in promoting their creative arts. Family was always extremely important to her and she had a great passion in her love of music, paintings, and books. She enjoyed and admired the beauty in nature, particularly birds. All of these attributes, along with an open minded imagination, are traits that have been handed-down to her children.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Annie Neal; husband, Robert Lee Smith Sr. She is survived by her sons, John M. Smith and Robert L. Smith Jr; brother Eddie Bozarth; sisters, Pauline Hawkins and Glenda Smith; grandchildren, Scott Smith and Samantha Schuller; 4 great grandchildren.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. So sorry to hear this sad news. Bonnie was married to my brother Robert L Smith. I live in Florida so was only in touch by phone and text. May she Rest In Peace

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