Bonnie (Reynolds) Wenham, 67, of Wellington, Florida, died Sunday, July 24, 2016. Bonnie was a native of Palmyra, NY, and resided in North Syracuse for 33 years until 2004 when she moved to Florida. She was lovingly dedicated to her family and built many long-term friendships.
Bonnie was an alumni of Palmyra-Macedon Central High and later received her Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees in Elementary Education from SUNY Oswego. Bonnie taught 4th grade at Riordan and Allen Road Elementary in the North Syracuse School District and was a member of the Cicero-North Syracuse Optimist Club. As a teacher and a tutor, she inspired countless students to learn. Her active engagement in the lives of students was noticed well beyond the class room. In retirement, she enjoyed warmer weather, travel, tutoring, personal fitness, new and continued friendships, weddings, shopping and spoiling her grandchildren. She had great anticipation for her third grandchild. Bonnie was an active member of the Wellington Garden Club and St. Michael Lutheran Church. She also served as a volunteer usher at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. She devoted much of her time and energy to the Caps of Love Foundation, a local charity that recycles bottle caps in order to purchase wheel chairs for needy children.
She was predeceased by her father, Claire “Dutch” Reynolds in 2009.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, James Wenham; two sons: Matthew (Lola), of Cleveland, Ohio and David (Kerrie), of Liverpool: grandchildren Claire and Cameron; her mother, Eunice Reynolds, of Palmyra; and her siblings, Deborah (Gary)Wood, of Palmyra, and Norman (Renee) Reynolds, of Ocoee, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bonnie's memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or online at LLS.org.
Friends may call on Friday from 1 – 3 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, at Luther Memorial Church in North Syracuse. Burial will be in North Syracuse Cemetery.