1930 - 2014

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. for Bonnie L. Gaither, 83.  Pastor Michael Sampley will officiate.  Mrs. Gaither was born in Los Angeles on December 14, 1930 and passed away in Bakersfield on August 22, 2014.  She worked in the health care field for many years and had a passion for nursing.  She worked for several doctors as well as various schools in the community.  She became a Christian and committed her life to Christ 25 years ago.  She loved the Dodgers, was an avid shopper on QVC and had a love for travel, cruising and gardening.  She left a legacy to her children and grandchildren for shopping and mint chip ice cream.  She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Betty and Jasper Hutchison and her sister, Betty.  Mrs. Gaither is survived by her children and their spouses, Connie Miller of Pismo Beach, DeAnn and Michael Sampley of Bakersfield and Ed and Jennifer Gaither of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Ryan and Misty Miller, Nicole and Nathan Parker, Kristen and Nick Onaindia and Matthew Sampley; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Quinn, Logan, Jacob, June, Winnie and Mikey; special niece, Bonnie Mae Allen of Santa Maria.  She will be missed by all.  A special thank you to Kramer Serenity and Hoffman Hospice.  In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bonnie Gaither may be made to Hoffmann Hospice or to Children To Love (CTL) at 661-588-9000.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To express online condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com