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Bonnie Lee Wilson Brown, 71, died June 27, 2018 in Bluffton, South Carolina after a long decline in health.

Bonnie was born in Johnstown, PA on November 2, 1946 to Marlin J. Wilson and Helen Isaacson Wilson. She graduated from Blacklick Township High School and married Edward Brown in 1965. She was a mother to three children and as they started to grow up, she continued her education, ultimately obtaining a Masters degree in Special Education. Bonnie worked as a special needs teacher to the visually and hearing impaired. She taught in NJ as well as GA, but the school that meant the most to her was the West Virginia School of the Deaf and the Blind where she worked for 12 years.

In 2008, ready for nicer weather, Bonnie relocated to Bluffton, SC where she was close to family and continued teaching for 8 more years. She loved the birds and nature of the Lowcountry, and she loved visiting and volunteering at the Hilton Head Library. Her greatest joy in life, though, was watching and visiting with her 12 grandchildren who all called her “MO”.

Bonnie Brown is survived by her ex-husband and dearest friend, Edward Brown of Beaufort, SC, along with three children, Ashley Brown Dando (Chad) of Beaufort, SC; Jillian Brown Valentine-Bell of Romney, WV; Jeffrey Brown (Jennifer) of Old Hickory, TN and her sister, Judy Bain of Manassas, VA. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren Shayla Valentine, Kali Valentine, Nathan Bell, Gabriella Bell, Owen Dando, Noah Dando, Callah Dando, Carys Dando, Jack Brown, Oliver Brown, Maggie Brown and Sophia Brown.

A graveside Memorial will be held September 2, 2018 at 1pm at Ogden Cemetery in Cambria County, PA.

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