Bonnie was born and raised in Princeton, NJ, where she will be interred in her family’s plot later this year. She earned an associates degree at Endicott Junior College in Beverly, MA before she transferred to Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, where in 1968 she earned a B.A. in interior design.
Following her marriage later that year, she joined her husband teaching at the New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY for four years, after which she finally got to pursue opportunities in her chosen field.
Upon returning to Philadelphia in 1974, Bonnie worked for a number of years for the Department of Defense designing the interiors of shore facilities for the Navy, primarily for those located in the New England states.
She retired to spend time with her family and to vacation with them in her beloved Nantucket where she took her life-long love of crafting to a higher level by learning to make the famous lightship baskets. As a lover of the arts, Bonnie volunteered at the Woodmere Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she had trained to become a docent. She had also spent many years working part-time at Mt. Airy Pediatrics.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Dreher Rogers, son Blake Kimble Rogers, and her daughter Bailey Britton Rogers. She is also survived by her sister, Sherry (Kimble) Johnson of Cleveland, TN, and her in-laws Susan (Rogers) McGarvey of Garrettsville, OH and Betsy (Rogers) Hussey of Southport, NC, along with many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of a funeral service, Bonnie wanted to be remembered in various celebrations of life, with specific dates to be determined at a later time. She had also requested that any donations be sent to one’s favorite charity in her name. Extend condolences and share remembrances at TheKimbleFuneralHome.com.