Bonnie Lou Peterson

Bonnie Lou Peterson

07/30/1935 – 03/30/2024

Bonnie Lou Peterson was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho on July 30, 1935, to parents Kenneth and Farria McGlocklin. After years of fighting Alzheimer’s disease, Bonnie passed away on March 30, 2024.  She is survived by her husband Michael of 69 years, two children, Janice, and Brian, with wife Donna, two grandchildren, Erin, and Cole with wife Julia and two great grandchildren Evelyn and Amelia.

Bonnie was raised, along with her 3 younger brothers, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and after completing her freshman year of high school in the spring of 1950, one of her brothers became seriously ill and the family needed to move to Spokane, WA to seek medical treatment. Bonnie completed high school in Spokane and graduated in May 1953. One month after graduation, on a blind date, Bonnie met airman Michael Peterson who was stationed at nearby Geiger Field, the local Air Force base. After their first date, Bonnie and Michael continued dating and in September 1954, they were married. About six weeks after their marriage, the military sent Michael to serve in Japan for 18 months to finish out his enlistment and when Michael returned in 1956, he enrolled in engineering classes at Gonzaga University in Spokane while Bonnie worked as a secretary for an electrical contractor.

Upon Michael’s graduation in 1960, Michael’s employment took them to the East coast for a year, then to the West coast for several years and then to Houston, Texas for Michael to support NASA. Janice was born during Michael’s senior year at Gonzaga (1960) in Spokane and Brian was born (1962) when they lived in California. In Houston, Bonnie was an at home mother until her children were in high school, when she started working outside the home. In 1975, Bonnie started work as the church secretary for House of Prayer Lutheran Church. Bonnie retired as church secretary in 1995 to join Michael in his retirement from NASA. During Bonnie’s work for the church, she attended weekly get togethers for breakfast with her lady friends and made decorated cookies for the children at church on special occasions.

During retirement, Bonnie continued her weekly get togethers for breakfast with the ladies and continued making decorated cookies for the children on special occasions. Michael and Bonnie tent camped twice a year with their children and grandchildren at Texas’s State Parks and they also did some traveling around the states visiting relatives. Retirement included many activities with the antique car club they belonged to for more than 20 years.

FUNERAL SERVICES are pending at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 14045 Space Center Blvd., Houston, TX 77062.


  1. What a beautiful synopsis of Aunt Bonnie’s life! I never knew how the two of you met – what a lovely story! ♥️
    I’m praying for peace for everyone. Godspeed 🙏🏻

    DJ Welteroth
  2. Michael and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a magnificent woman.

    Patsy and William Charles
  3. Mike,

    What a beautiful message. Bonnie was loved by so many friends of House of Prayer.
    I am thankful for the privilege of knowing her and have many fond memories of working with her at ICM. Bonnie recruited Fran Hippensteel and me at the same time and we so enjoyed our time together there as well as our time at House of Prayer.

    May God comfort you and all your family

    Carolyn Myers
  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Bonnie was a very kind and sweet woman. She and Mike volunteered together for many years in the library at Clear Lake City Elementary. Mike still does!

    Cheryl McDavid
  5. My deepest condolences to the Peterson family, my name is Elisabeth Garcia and I have had the pleasure of taking care of Mrs Bonnie. She could talk your ear of , she was very polite, and she had a beautiful smile Mr Peterson Bonnie will be greatly missed , you take care of yourself. Mrs Bonnie the good Lord has gained a beautiful angel, RIP

    Elisabeth A Garcia
  6. Bonnie Peterson was One of a Kind. She was so genuine and loving. She could light up a room.
    I first knew her as HOP secretary, but over the years grew to know the amazing creative, giving person she was.
    Many friendships thrived because of her women’s luncheons and her yearly open house.
    May she rest in Peace

    Sarah Olfers
  7. To the Peterson family, Our family cherishes the love and genuine kindness that Bonnie showed us as new members of House of Prayer. Our children remember her as the best cookie lady ever! She had such a beautiful smile and a loving spirit and was so organized. If she asked you to do something, there was no way you would say no. Her laugh was a joy to hear. Also, I’ll never forget how she loved to color. So many fond memories…we will miss her. Peace to all. Pat and Ted Brenneman and family

    Pat Brenneman

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