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Donna was born in Tennessee to Charles and Lois Drake on March 25, 1947. She married David Bonillo on Aug. 22, 1970, in Dixon. She worked as a librarian assistant at UC Davis for 37 years.
Donna is survived by her husband of 46 years, David; her son Aaron Bonillo and her daughter in-law Lori; her daughter Darsie Dupree and son in-law Jason; her sisters Rene, Nancy and Terry; her brother Clay; her four grandchildren Maleah, Dillon, Tanner and McKenna; and her loyal dog Roxie.
Donna was a vibrant, compassionate person. She was a supportive and loving mother and grandmother. Her beautiful smile and amazing heart will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at American Legion Hall, 1305 N. First St., Dixon, CA 95620.
The family would like to thank Norwood Pines Care Center for their love and care over the past six months.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
1305 N. First Street
Dixon, CA 95620
David Anderson It's been over 25 years since I retired from the UCDavis Carlson Health Sciences Library, but I still remember Donna for her positive, let-s-get-to-it, get-it-done-right attitude, and her positive contributions to the staff morale. My prayers are out for her families and close friends, may God bless and lift you all.
David Anderson Oct 29 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Bonillo and Drake Families, I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. When I first visited the Walnut Park dog park for the first time years ago with my young dog, she was one of the first people I met out there. She and Roxie helped make us feel welcome immediately :-) I will always remember the good conversations about family and life I had with Donna out on that grassy field. My very, very best to you all, Lisa Sanders
Lisa Sanders Oct 14 2016 12:00 AM
We will always cherish those times on Concord and Clark Court as neighbors and friends. Donna had such spirit and I loved the way you always knew "just where she stood" on things. She was unique in so many wonderful ways and I wish you all the comfort in knowing that her love and memory will always be with you. Love, Bruce and Karen DeVantier
Karen Jeglum DeVantier Oct 13 2016 12:00 AM
Reminding those whom you support that your thoughts are with them.
Tribute Store Oct 9 2016 12:00 AM
You shall be missed, Donna. Many years I shared your presence at work. Watching you walk into work reading your book. Sharing stories of our family. Years together, babies born, grandchildren shared. Nice moments!!!! Indeed you will be missed! My heart goes out to Donna's family. Peace be with all of you! a God's blessings....*
Sophia Maslan Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM
Dear Bonillo and Drake Families, It is so difficult to lose a loved one and I am sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Donna and also worked with her at the Giant Orange. She was always fun to be around and a friend to everyone. Sending you all hugs, sympathy,:and healing prayers.
Donna Rayn Asay Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. It just doesn't seem possible. I sent my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
Beverly Young Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM
Our hearts go out to David and family as well as Donna's siblings. She was truly one of life's nice people. May your hearts find the joy that was her life.
Tim and Vicki Yearnshaw Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM
How sad to hear of Donna's passing. She was a beautiful, kind, and loving person. I will cherish the memories I have of her. My heart goes out to her loving family. See will be missed by many friends and her family. Rest in peace my dear friend. Phyllis Leavitt McCalla
Phyllis Leavitt McCalla Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM
My dear friend, there are so many of us who will miss your smile, your laughter, and your kind heart. You were so loved in this world by your family and friends. Our hearts go out to your loving and supportive family, may you rest in peace pretty lady.
Jeanne Bei Oct 4 2016 12:00 AM