Bonita Christine Dowden

Bonita Christine Dowden, 54, of Ragley, LA, passed from this life on Saturday, October 8, 2016.


Christine was born on March 8, 1962 in Lake Charles, LA.  She graduated from South Beauregard High School and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University.  Christine loved to read, cross-stitch, watch movies, work on crafting projects, and pursue creative endeavors.  She enjoyed collecting Beanie Babies, listening to music and playing with and observing animals and she cherished every second that she visited with family and friends!


Those left to treasure her memory are her parents, Barbara and Amon Dowden, Jr. of Ragley, LA; her sister, Janet L’Hoste and husband Stephen of Lake Charles, LA; her nieces, Jessica Williamson and husband Brian, Amy L’Hoste; her nephew, Michael L’Hoste; and her great niece, Natalie L’Hoste all of Lake Charles, LA. She is preceded in death by her brother, Russell Dowden; and her grandparents, Effie & Amon Dowden and Velma & Osa Martin.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 am at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA with the funeral service also being held Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:00 am following the visitation.  Burial will follow at New Kisatchie Cemetery in Kisatchie, LA.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the Kisatchie Cemetery Association, 343 Bill Gilbert Rd., Ragley, LA 70657.

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