SEAL COVE — Yvonne “Bonnie” Julia (Butler) Black, 73, died peacefully in her sleep at home on May 16, 2015, after a long battle with COPD. She was born Oct. 9, 1941, in Seal Cove, the daughter of Harland S. and Agnes M. (Harper) Butler. She was the oldest of 10 children.
Bonnie was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and loved her music and her animals.
She is survived by her siblings; Carroll and Sue Butler, David and Sherri Butler, Andrew and Doreen Butler of Seal Cove, Peter Butler and Marie Jenkins of Hancock, Mildred Butler of Seal Cove, Rose Sargent of Gouldsboro and Molly Jones of Stonington. Children: Blaine Hall and partner Holly Wood of Portland, Keith and Rose Peterson of West Tremont, Chris Peterson and Vanessa Pinkham of Seal Cove, Melissa Brewer and Jeff Sawyer of Bass Harbor, Elizabeth Austin and Dean Murphy of Eastbrook and Maryellen and Al Webb of Ellsworth; and multitudes of nieces and nephews, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Very special thanks to daughter, Melissa, and granddaughter, Natalie, for being able to care for Bonnie during the final stage of her life.
Bonnie was predeceased by both parents, two sisters, Minnie (Butler) Scott Henderson “Queenie,” and Gwen Butler and a son, Robert Allen Hall.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert, with the Rev. Mary Carol Griffin officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor.
Contributions in Bonnie’s memory may be made to Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.