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Bonnie Blue

Bonnie Blue - longtime resident and successful, local real estate icon, passed peacefully Dec. 8 after a courageous fight against cancer. Born May 30, 1942, Bonnie and her family relocated to Big Bear in the mid 1960s.

Bonnie is survived by her mother, Betty McBroom, and sister, Susan McBroom of Glendale, Calif.; her father, Charles Nicholson of Tucson, Ariz.; her children, Errol West of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Demra and Ken Renz and their children, Dalaney, Tanner and Kody of Bakersfield, Calif., and daughter Erinn West of Dallas, Tex.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her life partner of 37 years, Barbara Pickerell, in 2007. Her children Steven, David, Philip and John Schweitzer and their families survive them.

A Celebration of her Life is planned for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center.

In her honor, you may donate to the Hospice Service, Visiting Nurses Association of Inland Counties, who so gently and lovingly cared for her the last months of her life. Donations can be sent to: VNA-IC, 42-600 Cook St., Suite 202, Palm Desert, Calif. 92507 or online at:

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