Bonita Irene Reifenstahl “Bonnie” Blocker, 89, a Northern Virginia real estate sales agent and a former stockbroker, died of cancer January 21, 2003, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Mrs. Blocker, a resident of Arlington, was born in St. Louis. She had lived in this area since 1946, except for periods when she accompanied her husband to Army postings in Germany.
In the 1960s, she was a stockbroker with Grant Jones. From the late 1960s until she retired last year, she was a real estate sales agent with Virginia Realty.
She was a member and adviser to investment clubs and a volunteer representative of the Army chief of staff at funerals at Arlington Cemetery.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Arlington.
Survivors include her husband, retired Army Brigadier General Jack S. Blocker of Arlington; three children, Jack, of London, Ontario, Kent, of Chattanooga, and Katherine Anderson of Arlington; and three grandchildren.
BLOCKER, BONITA IRENE
On Tuesday, January 21, 2003 of Arlington, Virginia. Beloved wife of General Jack S. Blocker (USA Ret.); mother of Jack S. Blocker PhD; Kent R. Blocker and Katherine Irene Blocker-Anderson; sister of Dorothy Hicks. Also surviving are three grandchildren. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2003 at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. It is suggested that memorial contributions in her memory be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 23rd and S. Grant Sts., Arlington, VA 22202 or to the American Cancer Society.
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/19/1913
DATE OF DEATH: 01/21/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 7192
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF BLOCKER, JACK S , BG US ARMY
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