Notes for: Bonnie Brownsberger

Obit - Albuquerque Journal (NM) - July 7, 2013

OVERMYER , BONNIE Bonnie passed away at her home on July 1, 2013 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully with family and friends at her side. Bonnie is survived by her two sons and their families: Robert Hunter Overmyer , his wife, Heather and their daughters Casey and Rose, and Michael Scott Overmyer , his children Rachel and Anthony. Bonnie leaves her siblings Willam J. Brownsberger of Ohio, Judy Rubin of Florida, Rebecca Weaver of New Mexico, Cindy Adams of Michigan, and Dr. Robert Brownsberger of Arizona. She also leaves sister-in-law Jan, and brothers-in-law Herky, Jan, and Jim. She has many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews as well. Bonnie was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from high school she attended Columbus School of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she lived for many years and where she became a talented potter and free-lance artist. She moved to New Mexico in 1991 and soon after opened a shop in Old Town named Antigua. A few years later she moved to a larger location in Old Town renaming the new store Hispaniae. Bonnie built Hispaniae to be a well known destination location for local New Mexicans and also attracted clientele from around the country. Hispaniae was founded on Bonnie's deep love of folk art and the many artisans and crafts people of Mexico. Her admiration and respect for Mexican artists was a profound passion of Bonnie's. She very much valued and treasured many local New Mexican artists and crafts people. Hispaniae will continue to honor the artistry and crafts of countless individuals. Bonnie friendships were an immeasurable blessing - they enriched her life in countless and graceful ways. Her family is deeply grateful to everyone for sharing your dreams, hopes, prayers and love. We are lifted by your kindness and out pouring of compassion. To Kathryn, Doug, Stu, Suzy, Mary Jean, Carol, Bill, Ann, Macon, Arturo, Chris, Barbara, Eason, Jan, Catherine, Gaelle, and many others, we are touched beyond our imaginations. Bonnie was 66 years old. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William H. and Mary Lu Brownsberger. Her dear friends Nancy and Aggie also preceded her in death. The family wishes to thank Dr. Haskins and the staff of the New Mexico Cancer Center for their heartfelt care of Bonnie during her illness. We are also sincerely thankful to the staff's of both Presbyterian Home Healthcare and Presbyterian Hospice for their compassionate and tender kindness extended to Bonnie over the past weeks. Cremation services have been entrusted to Direct Funeral Services of Albuquerque. A celebration of Bonnie's life will be set in the coming weeks. To share memories of Bonnie please visit, Contact Us, and Submit. Published on: Sun July 07, 2013