Beverly Jeanette Bohnisch peacefully passed away at home on Nov. 6, 2021 after a long illness with cancer. She was 80 years old.
Beverly, known as Jeanette, was loved and adored by all who knew her.
She was born and raised in Evansville, Ind. Jeanette was the oldest daughter of the late Alyene and Milton Terry. She had three siblings. Milton Jr. (pre-deceased), more commonly known as “Scrapper”, was her older brother, while Elizabeth (Libby) and Judy were Jeanette’s loving younger sisters.
During a beach day at Kentucky Lake with girlfriends, Jeanette met the love of her life, Gary Bohnisch. After meeting in May, Gary and Jeanette were married that December in Evansville, Ind. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Lindsay, Calif., where they established their home for over 50 years. Next month, Jeanette and Gary would have celebrated 60 years as a married couple.
Above everything else, Jeanette’s top priorities were raising her three children and having a loving home. Jeanette and Gary had three children, Gary Jr., Julie and Susan.
Although Jeanette was primarily a homemaker, she had a number of occupations. She was the bookkeeper for Walter Bohnisch Pontiac and Oldsmobile; she also enjoyed working for Dr. C. M. McClure as his medical assistant and office manager. But by far, her favorite work experience was being the owner/operator of Mt. Whitney Travel and working side-by-side with her daughter Julie.
Jeanette was also known as a wonderful friend and a kind neighbor. Her friendly and contagious smile was just as infectious as her quick-witted sense of humor. Although Jeanette was a classy lady, she loved getting her hands dirty in the garden. Those who knew Jeanette stated it was a privilege to have known her kindness throughout the years. She put her architectural skills to work when she designed the “casita” where she and Gary spent their last several years. Jeanette exuded a positive outlook throughout her entire life. Toward the end of her life, Jeanette’s inner strength helped sustain her, far longer than medical expectations.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gary of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; one son, Gary Jr. (Kim) of Corona, Calif.; daughters, Julie (Ron) of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Susan (Brad—predeceased) of Woodland Hills, Calif.; her grandchildren who she deeply loved, Jennifer (Noah) of Danbury, Conn., Kelly (fiancé James) of Phoenix, Ariz., Katie of Riverside, Calif. and Michael (Serena) of Kentucky; her sisters, Libby (Rod) and Judy (Jerry) of Newburgh, Ind.; sister-in-law Joyce (Lars—predeceased) of Simi Valley, Calif.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Being a pet lover, Jeanette always had dogs and cats surrounding her life. In her later years, she was comforted by her daughter Julie’s dog, Sophie and occasionally daughter Susan’s dog, Capone.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at Lindsay Cemetery. Webb, Sanders and Smith Funeral Home in Lindsay will be helping with arrangements.
Our family wants to thank St. Joseph Home Health and Hospice for the love and care they provided Jeanette and her family throughout her last months of life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Joseph Hospice Foundation. If you wish to donate, please direct donations to the following: Attn: Lou Cobb; St. Joseph Hospice Foundation; 200 W. Center St., Promenade Suite 200B; Anaheim, CA 92805.
“My last breath here, is my first breath in Heaven.”