Bonnie Bland Brauer

Published 7:29 pm Friday, August 7, 2015

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Lisa Edmunds Russell of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Lillie Jean Russell, Carter Edmunds Russell; sister, Joann Bland Gabriel of Orange, TX; brother, Henry T. Bland, Jr. of Orange, TX; nieces, Gina Gabriel Owens, Georgeann Gabriel Smith, Debbie Bland Linscomb; nephew, Larry Bland, and step-daughters, Tia Edmunds Booth and Carlin Edmunds Curtis. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Granger Bland, Henry Thomas Bland, Sr.; son, Matthew A. (Trey) Glenn III.

Bonnie was born on September 30, 1927 in Orange, Texas, where her parents owned the Capistrano Café. She was graduated from University of Texas in Austin, was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was named Miss Texas 1948.

The Visitation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Claybar Funeral Home, 504 5th St., Orange, Texas. Burial will follow at Mose Granger Cemetery in Orangefield. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bonnie’s life. Condolences can be sent to