Bonnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world surrounded by her family for God’s Kingdom on May 23, 2022 at the age of 81.
She was a Christmas Eve baby, born to L.J. and Gertrude Nichols DeFee in 1940. She grew up on cattle ranches around the rural areas outside of Montgomery. She had a humble but proud childhood that taught her lessons she carried forward throughout life.
She attended Sidney Lanier High school and Southern Union. She worked and met her future husband, Robert Sevchuk, in Montgomery. The family quickly grew with the addition of three children, eventually settling in Opelika for over 50 years. She had several careers culminating with her retirement from Uniroyal/Michelin.
She was a longtime active parishioner of St. Mary’s church. She always loved gardening and flowers. She enjoyed trips to Florida, sailing on cruise ships and even fishing. She never slowed down and always had things to accomplish. The simplest things in life had the uncanny ability to bring her the greatest joy.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Bob Sevchuk. She is survived by her son, Robert Sevchuk Jr (Suzanne) and daughters Cynthia Dixon and Sheryl Mayne. Grandchildren Jeff Sevchuk (Sandra), Ryan Dixon and Gracie Mayne. Great grandchildren Ireland, Cheyenne, Jocelyn and Robert.
Although she may no longer be with us, her light and love will always remain to comfort and guide us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or a favorite local charity. Casual attire is welcome.
Visitation was held Wednesday, May 25, from 5to 7 p.m., with the funeral service being held on Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m.. Services were held at Jeffcoat Trant Funeral Home in Opelika.
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