Carol Anne Bonner

June 5, 1943 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 77)


Carol Anne Bonner, 77, of Melrose, FL, passed away February 16, 2021 surrounded by love.  She was born in Utica, New York, to Ray Bonner and Mary Merekas.  She graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as a M.A in Biological Sciences and later obtained her Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

Carol was a brilliant and articulate woman, who enjoyed reading and learning new things.  She loved working in the lab as a BioScience Manager at the University of Florida.  In her younger years, she was an avid runner and she also enjoyed playing tennis.  She loved her dogs: Bella, Baby and Zeva.  

She is preceded in death by her sisters Linda Lumpkin and Cindy Bonner.  She is survived by her loving companion, Roy Jensen as well as her brother, Ray (Sandi) Bonner and her daughters: Jacqueline Miller, Michelle (Rob) Lacey, and Christine (Tim) Tobbe.  Carol loved her nine grandchildren: Stephanie, Emily, Josh, Nick, Ashleigh, Ellisia, Luke, Sydney and Aidan.  

Special thanks to Celena and Beth for taking great care of her during this difficult past year, and to Keith for all his help and support.  


There are no funeral or memorial services planned at this time.  Carol was very special, never having a bad thing to say about anyone.  She was always doing what she could to be accommodating to all.  She’ll be dearly missed, but not forgotten.

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