Bonnie Edith Wells Moon

Thursday, April 22, 1926 - Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A Beautiful and Special Lady

Photo of Bonnie Edith Wells Moon  - 1926-2020

Waynesville- Bonnie Edith Wells Moon, a beautiful lady whose giving heart overflowed with kindness and love for her family and everyone that was blessed to know her, peacefully entered into Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Bonnie, affectionately known as Edith by her family, was born April 22, 1926 in Haywood County to the late Burder J. Wells and the late Bonnie Murray Wells. As the only daughter and surrounded by four brothers, her life was filled with every type of fun and mischief that one could imagine. The Wells home echoed with laughter, happy times of playing in the river, going fishing, family picnics, beautiful music and singing voices, and when a basketball game started Bonnie was usually the first one picked for the team.  Her delightful personality and her natural beauty made her stand out in a crowd and she was truly loved by everyone. She graduated from Bethel High School and continued her education at Greensboro Women’s College.  As a young lady her working career began at Champion Paper and Fibre Company where she was the switchboard operator and later was promoted to her position as a wood procurement coordinator. Bonnie retired with 40 years of dedicated service to Champion. Surrounded with a large family of aunts, uncles, and multitudes of cousins, Bonnie grew up with wonderful family gatherings, Sunday dinners with tables full of favorite dishes such as egg custard pie, pound cake, chicken and dumplings, and even fried rabbit.  Bonnie was an amazing cook just like the rest of her family and she often shared her homemade dishes with friends and family. She loved to garden and can fresh vegetables and she so enjoyed working among the native plants and flowers that surrounded her lovely home. She loved to sing and along with her cousins she was a member of The Blalock Sisters who were well known across Western North Carolina. Bonnie held a strong faith and the church has always been an important part of her life. As a little girl she walked from her home to Longs United Methodist Church every Sunday where she was a member, and in her later years became a member of Crabtree United Methodist Church. Bonnie’s great love for her family was evident when she spoke or reminisced about her life’s journey.  She was truly a devoted wife and together with her beloved Art they were blessed with 19 years of a wonderful marriage. When we think of Bonnie let us always remember her beautiful sparkling eyes, her sweet smile and a heart that runneth over with love.  We shall miss her so.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy, Billy, Ted, and Ned Wells.

Surviving are her loving husband of 19 years, Arthur “Art” L. Moon of Waynesville; a son, Lewis Veto and his wife Elizabeth of Spartanburg; as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that are loved dearly.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, August 14, 2020 at Longs United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor DeVere Williams will be officiating

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Moon family.                    

Condolences from family and friends

So sorry for your loss. We loved Bonnie, and she will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Our love and sincere sympathy. Chuck, June, Bud, and Sandra Kirkpatrick
June Kirkpatrick
My once in a life-time friend...I was so exceedingly blessed....as was everyone who knew Bonnie...She will be dearly missed by all her loved ones...My prayers for Art and Maryann Rutz, her sister-in-law.
Janie Cox
Bonnie was so giving and loving. She and I laughed a many times about being wives to the Moon men. She and I shared a love of needlework, cooking and reading. She was a blessing to all who met her. Fly high Bonnie!! With Love, Sharon Barry Moon
Sharon Moon
It is difficult to find words of comfort for such a terrible loss. I can offer only prayers of peace and comfort for the family. Bleassings.
Jeane Fratus-Knight