Bonnie Florence McMath, 75, passed away on May 21 in Estancia. She was born on July 11, 1940 in Melrose, to the late Cleo and Wyndol (True) Widner. Bonnie was a church pianist, school secretary and bookkeeper at the Estancia Schools for many years. She was a lifetime resident of New Mexico and an Independent Baptist. Bonnie was an avid sports fan and followed her two sons to every sporting event they participated in as the Estancia Bears’ greatest fan. Later, she followed her grandchildren cheering them on. Bonnie was also preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Widner; nephews, Kim Widner, Bill Wallace and Wade McMath and sister-in-law Bonnie Harris. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bobby Lee McMath; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Sonia McMath of Española, and Scott and Lisa McMath of Fort Sumner; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Eugene Ness of Moriarty; brother, Dale Widner and sister, Joyce Wallace. Bonnie was blessed with 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A viewing was held May 23 at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. The funeral service was May 24 at First Baptist Church of Estancia, with Pastor Brian McMath, son Scott McMath and son-in-law Eugene Ness officiating. Pallbearers were Brady Ness, Steven Ness, Andrew McMath, Luke McMath, David McMath, Benjamin McMath, Skyler McMath, Kyle Keeney and Randy Shull. Burial will be at the Estancia Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary.
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