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Wellington 'Bill' Folsom Bonner Jr.

Wellington "Bill" Folsom Bonner Jr., 89, of Newport Beach, Calif., passed away May 31, 2016. Bill was born June 5, 1926 in Los Angeles, Calif. to Wellington Folsom and Martha Spangler Bonner. He attended LA High School and graduated from UCLA with a Business Administration degree and was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.Bill served in WWII when he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944. He was deployed to the Pacific Theater where he participated in securing the island of Iwo Jima and subsequently survived the Okinawa Typhoon.Bill met his wife, Margaret “Peg” Newgard Bonner in 1956 and were married April 5, 1957 in Beverly Hills, Calif. They have four children; Brynne, Alissa, Martha, and Trey. Bill enjoyed boating in Catalina aboard his boat the Blue Heaven as a member of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, timber farming on his ranch in Oregon, traveling, and being with his family.Bill is survived by his wife, Peg Bonner; daughter and son-in-law, Brynne and Mark Thompson; daughter, Alissa Bonner; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Chuck Howell; and son and daughter-in-law, Trey and Lacy Bonner, as well as 10 grandchildren.His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.A memorial service will be held Thursday June 9, at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in memory of Wellington F. Bonner to CurePSP, Inc. at www.curepsp.org or a donation may be made to Butte Falls Community Bible Church 319 Broad St, Butte Falls, Ore., 97522.

Wellington 'Bill' Folsom Bonner Jr.