OBITUARY: Bonnie Fay Laramore Fox


KENNEWICK, Wash. - Bonnie Fay Laramore Fox, 72, of Irrigon died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Hospice at the Chaplaincy in Kennewick, Wash. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 South Union, in Kennewick, Wash.

Mrs. Fox was born July 26, 1937, in Cullman, Ala., to Jack and Gladys Burke. At the age of nine she moved to Washington state, and graduated from Kennewick High School in 1955. After high school she moved to California, where she married William Michael Laramore; he died in 1963.

She went back to school in 1968 to get her beautician's license. She owned her own beauty shop in Sacramento, Calif., and raised her two sons on her own. In 1977 she moved back to Washington state, obtained her real estate agent's license and worked as a real estate sales agent for several years. In 1982 she met John Fox, who became her husband in 1987. She enjoyed traveling with John in his job as a long-haul trucker.

Mrs. Fox is survived by her husband, John Fox of Irrigon; brother Larry Leach of Folsom, Calif.; children Gary Laramore of Sacramento, Calif., Mike Laramore of Walla Walla, David Fox of Benton City, Wash., and Linda Land of Kennewick, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336.

The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at


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