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Bonnie "BJ" Jean Lane

Bonnie “BJ” Jean Lane was born to the late Theodore “Ted” and Alice Chaney Oct. 3, 1942, and died Feb. 11, 2010, of a stroke at age 67. 

Bonnie and her husband Arnold “Arnie” had just moved back to Michigan in April 2009 after 23 years of living in Alaska. She retired from GCI’s Wasilla branch after 18 years of service, where she served as a telephone operator, specializing in TTY/TDD, finishing her service in the customer service department. She was a dedicated TOPS (KOPS) member. She enjoyed being apart of TOPS and made many friends along the way. 

She would open her home to anyone who wanted to visit Alaska and enjoyed playing tour guide and showing off the beautiful place that she called home.

She left behind many friends and a love for Alaska to move back to where she grew up in Williamsburg, Mich., to be close to family, which she loved very much. She was a proud, caring, generous individual who had a zest for life and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold Lane; her children, Mike Jacobson, Darlyn Jacobson and Annette Jacobson of Williamsburg, David (Rita) Lane, William “Billy” Lane and Tina Lane of Traverse City, Mich.; her sisters, Eleanor Blissett of Lake Orion, Mich., and Vera (Al) Egeler of Manistee, Mich.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step-son, Daniel Lane, and granddaughter, Chantal Jacobson.

She was cremated and a memorial service will be held sometime in the future.

Source: Frontiersman, 19 March 2010



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