BONHAM, Ann Schenck

Ann Schenck Bonham Jun 15, 1941 – Nov 3, 2015 Ann passed away peacefully after an eight-year bout with breast cancer, which she battled with strength and grace. She was born in New York City to Captain Kenneth Schenck, MD USN and Natalie Curtis Schenck. She attended Stephens College and, in 1963, graduated from University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Ann married John Butterfield andwas a caregiver for more than 25 years with his long struggle with MS. John died in1990. In 1994 she was introduced through a mutual friend to Jim Bonham and they were married on September 16, 1995. Ann is survived by her husband Jim; stepsons, Jay Bonham (Meredith) of Mt. Vernon, OH and Kent Bonham (Jaime) of Washington DC; grandchildren: Charlie, Emerson, Teddy, Finley, and George; twin brother, Barry Schenck (Cookie) of Hunt, TX; nieces, Katherine Gibbs Metzger and Monica Schenck Mullan; nephew, Brian Schenck. Ann was preceded in death by parents, Captain Kenneth Schenck, MD USN and Natalie Schenck; sister, Marcia Schenck Gibbs; first husband, John Butterfield. Ann was very involved in civic activities including AK-SAR-BEN Women’s Ball Committee, Clarkson Service League-President, Clarkson Hospital board member, Joslyn Art Museum Association President-elect, and Junior League. Ann’s great loves were family, golf, gardening, travel and the Tetons. Ann was an excellent golfer, a member of Omaha Country Club for more than 40 years, and in recent years, Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis. She loved working in her flower gardens in Omaha and Jackson Hole. Her Omaha garden was on the 1984 Munroe-Meyer Garden Walk. Ann loved to travel and she and Jim traveled extensively, visiting all seven continents. Ann received great peace looking out her bedroom window at the Tetons. The family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 12th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Friday, Nov. 13th at 11am at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114 St. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lauritzen Gardens, Joslyn Art Museum, or Omaha Community Foundation.

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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