Sylvonia Sager Bonneau
April 28, 1958 to May 23, 2019
Sylvonia was born April 28, 1952 in Brawley, Calif. Sylvonia passed from this life into the Loving arms of her Lord & Savior on May 23, 2019 at UCSD in LaJolla, Ca., from a massive stroke. She was surrounded by her husband & family.
She graduated from Central Union High School in 1970. Sylvonia married Harold Bonneau on November 15, 1987 at the First Baptist Church in El Centro. They were married for 32 years.
Sylvonia graduated from Imperial Valley College in 1973 with an Associate of Arts degree in cosmetology, she also graduated from the Grace Duran School of Beauty College in El Centro in 1974. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Riverside Baptist College in 1976, in Drama and the Arts Her minor was in communications. She was also a certified massage therapist. She was co-owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio for many years. She worked at Wal-Mart in El Centro after the studio was closed. Sylvonia & Harold moved to Twenty-Nine Palms, Ca. in 2007 and Sylvonia transferred from Wal-Mart in El Centro to Twenty-Nine Palms. They moved back to Imperial Valley in 2015. She retired from Walmart when they returned to El Centro. She took up bowling after retirement and Harold & Sylvonia enjoyed their time on bowling leagues and making new friends along the way.
Sylvonia gave her heart to the Lord as a young girl and has served her Lord & Savior faithfully all her life. The Bible is her favorite book. She loved to sing and was in a traveling singing group for a couple of years. She loved her profession as a cosmetologist and loved to serve her clients and make them feel beautiful and pampered. Sylvonia was a very kind & caring person to all, always helping other people. She was greatly loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. She was taken from us so unexpectedly and I’m sure if she could speak to us all, today she would want to tell us to be sure you heart is right with the Lord, if God should call you home today. We want to thank all the people for their love & prayers for her and the family during her illness.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter (Bud) Sager. She is survived by her husband Harold of El Centro, her mother Norma Sager of Yuma, Az., her brother Bobby Sager of El Centro, Ca. her stepdaughters Adrianna McKinney of Santee, Ca. and Allison Bonneau of Pennsylvania and 4 step-grandchildren.
Memorial Services for Sylvonia Sager will be Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Church of Christ at 700 So 8th Street, in El Centro at 1:00pm. Pastor Rick Byrd Officiating.