Bonnie J. Baca (nee Hughes), age 75, of Bethlehem, PA, formerly of Minnesota, NYC and Maryland, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 surrounded by family in St. Luke’s Hospital, PA.
Bonnie was one classy lady. Many admired her for her intelligence, grace, wit and love of all things beautiful. She will be missed for her artful guidance in home and landscape design and improvements, travel planning, entertainment and fashion savvy. Bonnie had the uncanny ability to turn the most everyday, mundane event, into a grand adventure.
Survived by loving husband of 30+ years, Doug Crouch; daughter, Lisa M. Johnson (Maggie Vermeal); grandchildren, Garrick Vermeal (Tuzde Nazaire), Erin Vermeal, all of NJ; brothers and sister, Ronald N. Hughes (Shirlee), Dr. Kenneth G. Hughes (Tina) and Lesley Hughes-Seamans (Steve Seamans), all of MN; nieces, great nephews and great niece (another on the way); and many loving cousins. Predeceased by parents, Gordon W. Hughes and Jean (MacKenzie) Hughes; brother, John Perry Hughes; brother-in-law, David Crouch; and sister-in-law, Faye Crouch.
Two Celebrations of Bonnie’s life will be held:
-Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. 5th St., Allentown, PA from 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM. Sharing of remembrances from 12-2 PM with light refreshments, and a service at 2:00PM.
-Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the U of M Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, MN from 12:00PM- 4:00 PM. Sharing of remembrances from 12-2 PM with light refreshments, and a service at 2:00 PM.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bonnie’s Education Fund for her grandchildren. Checks payable to her daughter, Lisa M. Johnson. Send to: Lisa M. Johnson, 4 South Orange Ave, #118, South Orange, NJ 07079.
Arrangements by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allenton, PA. www.jsburkholder.com and by
Huber Funeral & Cremation Service, Excelsior, MN www.huberfunerals.com