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Bonita Sue (Severeid) Grogan

August 13, 1949 — April 15, 2021

ABILENE: Bonita Sue Grogan, 71, passes at her house in Abilene on Thursday, April 15, 2021, she was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 5 to 7pm at Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A private graveside service will be held later at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Abilene. Funeral arrangements are directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Bonita was born in Slayton, Minnesota to Arnold and Etta (Sowden) Severeid on August 13, 1949. She was the eighth child out of the eleven children that Arnold and Etta raised. She grew up in Lake Wilson Minnesota, where she graduated from high school.

She met her husband, Dennis Gorgan, after he returned home from his service in the United States Army. They married on December 1, 1967. They welcomed four children into their gowning family.

They moved to Texas in 1969 where she started her banking career. When she retired from banking she retired as a loan officer. She also served on the board of realtors.

The banking industry always kept her busy, but she could often be found at the bowling lanes where she was an accomplished league bowler for many years. She and Dennis enjoyed Bingo and a casino here and there.

She was an outstanding cook and always enjoyed cooking for her family who she cared deeply for each and every one of them. She relished each role she had as a caring wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Grogan of Abilene; son, Dennis Grogan, Jr. and wife Lana of Cisco; daughter, Denise Howe and husband Scott of Wylie; she is also survived by five grandchildren, Whitney Peacock, Payton Rogers, Hallie Morton, Justin Howe, and Tatum Howe, along with several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two infant sons, her parents, and several brothers.

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