Bonnie L. Vaughan

Bonnie L. Vaughan

September 14, 1962 – September 24, 2022

Bonnie Lou (Anker) Vaughan passed away Sept. 24, 2022 in Omaha, Nebraska, from complications following surgery. She was a donor to Live On Nebraska which will have lasting impact on the recipients who might benefit from her gift.

She was born Sept. 14, 1962 in Orlando, Florida to Larry and Madylon (Gregg) Anker while her father was serving there in the U. S. Navy. Her sister, Lori was at home to greet her.

Bonnie spent most of her life in Omaha, graduating from Holy Name School. She worked for medical implementation software companies including, McKesson for over 20 years and most recently, DocsInk.

Nebraska Husker football was a big part of her fall weekends. She enjoyed watching the games with her many friends at Merritt’s Beach RV Park Campground. If you knew Bonnie, you would soon know she was a big fan of the Outlander novels, having traveled to a convention and looked forward to visiting Scotland in the future.

Family and friends were the most important part of her life. You were never a stranger for long around her. She was very outgoing and made friends easily. Bonnie didn’t hesitate to offer help to anyone. She was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew her.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Larry. She is survived by her mother, Madylon; sister, Lori; nephews, John and Gregg Owens. Also left to mourn are a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special long time friends: Fran, Mike, and Michael Kinney. She also kept in contact with numerous school classmates and former co-workers.

FAMILY RECIEVES FRIENDS: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 5:00-7:00PM. FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, October 3, 2022, 1:30PM, all at West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park.

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  • Debbie Reynolds Posted September 29, 2022 9:59 am

    Heart broken.!!

  • Lori Anker Posted September 29, 2022 10:30 am

    There are NO words……It is so, so hard to believe she’s gone.

  • Beth Petrequin Posted September 29, 2022 6:08 pm

    Bonnie was a star; a bright shining Light in so many people’s lives. Her enthusiasm for fun and her sense of humor were truly infectious and will be remembered fondly. I am a better person because I knew Bonnie.

  • Monica Cheek Posted September 29, 2022 8:16 pm

    Oh the lives you touch!!! You are forever etched in many lives!

  • Dennis Downey Posted September 29, 2022 9:43 pm

    Bonnie literally was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever met. She was a rock when I needed one. I only hope that I slightly returned the favor. Seeing the outpour of love from family, friends, current and former coworkers on social media has been incredible. Rest in peace my friend. I will miss you something fierce !!!

  • Michael Kinney Posted September 29, 2022 11:01 pm

    Still can’t believe you’re actually gone. Every day I check your Facebook to read the beautiful messages friends and family write. You will be deeply missed. Love you so much Aunt Bonnie.

  • Joe kinney Posted September 30, 2022 1:30 am

    I have become Comfortably Numb….Floyd
    That’s for you Bonnie, thanks for the memory

  • Willie Delgado Posted September 30, 2022 4:32 am

    Our hearts are broken with the loss of such a beautiful soul, Bonnie’s fun loving attitude with life and her ability to make everyone around her smile was a true gift, But Bonnie’s beautiful smile will be so sorely missed. Her love of family and friends was always on display. This world has lost one amazing beautiful friend but heaven has gained a beautiful Angel. We will miss your beautiful smile and love for life but you will forever be remembered my dear Bonnie. Thank you for being such an amazing friend as part of my life. Rest In Peace my dear friend, you were always loved and will never be forgotten.

  • Martha ODell Posted September 30, 2022 5:35 am

    I had the opportunity to work with Bonnie on several McKesson projects at my hospital. She was such an awesome lady. I’m so glad our paths crossed and I could call her my friend. Praying for peace and comfort for her family and friends.

  • Claribel Casillas (Puerto Rico) Posted September 30, 2022 8:29 am

    Bonni was an amazing friend, all her details and attentions will make you feel special. Distance was never an issue for her, birthday and Christmas cards were always sent to remind you her care.. Will be deeply missed.

  • Heather Moore Posted September 30, 2022 9:52 am

    Bonnie was one of the most genuine persons I have ever know . She was warm and welcoming to all and to know her was to love her.

  • Harry Corey Posted September 30, 2022 1:30 pm

    Bonnie was always a bright light at client sites.Always happy and laughing and making work more fun than it should be. Prayers for her mother and everyone she leaves behind. Heaven is a much happier place now❤️

  • Ann Gohr Posted September 30, 2022 2:03 pm

    You were the most beautiful person inside and out. Thank you for encouraging me to come to that party many years ago and playing matchmaker. We will miss you more than you will ever know. Watch over us ! We love you Bonnie!

  • Donna Albright Sweeney Posted September 30, 2022 2:30 pm

    Such a beautiful woman. She will be greatly missed. RIP

  • Suzanne Adams Posted September 30, 2022 4:10 pm

    Bonnie was such a joy to know and work with. We shared so many laughs together. My heart breaks thinking that this world has lost such a ray of sunshine and genuinely good person. My sincerest condolences to all her family and friends.

  • Jamie Pflug Posted September 30, 2022 7:30 pm

    I am so shocked and saddened to hear about Bonnie. She was always so genuine and caring. From the time we first met in grade school until the last time we saw each other. A true friend. She will leave a lasting impression on me and many others. . My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all of he other friends. She will be truly missed. Rest In Peace my friend, you were one of a kind.

  • Kathy Klein Webber Posted October 1, 2022 6:41 am

    I am saddened that Bonnie has left this life but I know she is in the arms of Jesus now. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out.
    Over all the years since high school, every time I have seen a VW van, I have thought of Bonnie and riding with her for our volleyball games. I’m so glad we were able to stay connected through Facebook. I know she was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace Bonnie.

  • Wendy Clinton Posted October 2, 2022 7:45 am

    Bonnie opened her arms and heart to all. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. Bonnie brightened any room she walked into. She was genuine and made you feel special. Bonnie you will be missed so much. Keep shinning your beautiful bright light while watching over us. Love you much. ❤️

  • Meghan Toney Posted October 2, 2022 8:00 am

    Bonnie was an incredible person – genuine and caring, thoughtful and so fun! I am thankful to have known her – not only was she a part of our work family, she became apart of each of our families as friends… she blessed all of our lives. Even though Bonnie and I were miles apart (Nebraska and Georgia), we stayed in touch online and exchanged Christmas cards each year – seeing her name in my mailbox always brought a smile. Prayers for her family and friends as they navigate this difficult time. May the memories of Bonnie bring you all peace and comfort now and always. Psalm 73:26 ~Meghan

  • Meghan Toney Posted October 2, 2022 12:30 pm

    Bonnie was an incredible person – genuine, caring, thoughtful and so fun! I am thankful to have known her and so glad she was a part of our work family… there are so many found memories of us all together on the road! Even though many miles were between Bonnie and me (Nebraska and Georgia), we kept in touch online and exchanged Christmas cards each year. Seeing her name in my mailbox during the holidays always brought a smile to my face! Bonnie will be missed by many and her energy remembered by all. I am praying for her family and friends – may the memories of Bonnie comfort you during this difficult time and bring peace during the days ahead. Psalm 73:26 -Meghan

  • ANNA-MARIE HARL Posted October 2, 2022 10:47 pm

    I will truly miss Bonnie… She was like the sun shining on a yellow rose. No matter how difficult the situation Bonnie always made me smile. I had a chance to speak with her for her birthday, not knowing it would be the last time. We have lost a beautiful spirit, a good friend, and a great Big Red fan.

  • Danny Johnson Posted October 3, 2022 8:35 am

    The news of Bonnie’s passing has left me broken hearted however, so grateful for the time I had with her. We worked and traveled together for years and Bonnie was truly the glue that held us together, She was always welcoming and went above and beyond to make sure everyone on our team was taken care of. Her smile lit up the entire room and her laughter was infectious. Few people have impacted my life to the extent Bonnie did and I will always be grateful for the love and encouragement she so eagerly gave daily. Fly high my precious friend I will love and remember you forever.

  • Mindy Palombella Posted October 3, 2022 12:00 pm

    Rest In Peace, my sweet and beautiful friend. You’ve left us far too soon. As many others have said, hopefully your family will find comfort in the positive effect you have had on so many of us that have been fortunate enough to know you.

  • Myra McIver Posted October 3, 2022 1:40 pm


    So hard to believe that you are gone. You are truly an Angel. I loved how you were such a bright light, full of love, and gave the best hugs. It is such an honor to have known you, and to be in your presence you are always remain in my heart. you have touched the lives of so many people.
    I will always remember how kind helpful and all the laughs that we shared and most importantly, how great you made people feel that’s the one thing you remember about a person and I must say it was always positive. It was always beautiful because you are such a beautiful person inside and out. So generous and again so kind.❤️🙏🏾

  • Jacqueline Koziol Posted October 3, 2022 4:22 pm

    I knew Bonnie since kindergarten at Clifton Hill Elementary. And we both went to Holy Name school are 6th grade till my sophomore year. MY CONDOLENCES to her family R.I.P BONNIE

  • Judith Brown-Vuglar Posted October 11, 2022 5:33 am

    Bonnie was a very special person who always walked into the room with a big smile on her face. That smile made things better when the things we were working on weren’t going quite right. She will be missed by so many.

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