Bonnie Lou (Trayer) Niles, a long time resident of Miles City, passed on July 23, 2019.
Bonnie was born January 24, 1927 to Edgar and Lela Trayer in Falls City, Nebraska. She was a champion of many causes. She also served as Justice of the Peace in Miles City and in Forsyth in the 1970’s.
Bonnie had a flair for drama and telling stories, which she used to host children’s television shows in Miles City and Bremerton, Washington in the 1960’s.
Bonnie spent much of her later years caring for feral cats in Miles City. Due to failing health, in March of this year, Bonnie moved to Port Orchard, Washington to live with her son, Tim.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Charles A.(Chuck)Niles, just two short months before her death. She is survived by her brother, Gene Trayer. Her children, Jack (Dorothy) Browder, Liz (Dennis) Hansen, Charlie Niles, Missie Niles (John Ford) and Tim Niles (Debbie Wright). Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Over the last several years Bonnie had developed a close relationship with her niece, Julie Kay Axelberg. Julie brought hours of joy and laughter to Bonnie’s life as Julie helped Bonnie navigate the challenges of aging.