Welcome to the memorial page for

Barbara Ann (Bonema) Victor

January 18, 1932 ~ March 2, 2017 (age 85)

Barbara Ann Victor age 85 of Grand Haven passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Heartwood Lodge. Barb was born January 18, 1932 to Louis and Yetta (Slaughter) Bonema in Grand Haven. She was a life time resident of Grand Haven. Barb was employed as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell Telephone until retiring after 30 years of service and then worked for the Grand Haven Tribune. She was a member of the V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary and was very interested in veteran’s issues. Reading, cooking, bowling, playing cards and fishing were enjoyed by Barb as well as spending time with Susie, her dog. She enjoyed walking the beaches of Florida, Northern Michigan and especially Grand Haven. Barb will be lovingly remembered and missed by her sons, Daniel Coolbaugh of Florida, Norman Coolbaugh of Ferrysburg; sister-in-law, Evelyn Brady Farmer; Bev Taylor Dodd; many friends, neighbors, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Brady, Sr. and Norman L. Bonema and his wife, Caroline. A private family service has taken place at Grand Haven Township Historic Cemetery. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28 on Harbor Drive. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Reformed Church or The Salvation Army. Please visit to sign Barb’s online guest book.

Charitable donations may be made to:

The Salvation Army
310 N. Despelder Box 181, Grand Haven MI 49417

Trinity Reformed Church
1330 S. Ferry Street, Grand Haven MI 49417

 Service Information

Celebration of Life Luncheon
March 8, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
The American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28
700 S. Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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