Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson

  • Born: July 12, 1949
  • Died: December 19, 2016
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bonnie Leila Foster Gustafson, 67, of Austin, died December 19, 2016. She was born July 12, 1949 in Oakland, CA, the daughter of Felix S. and Mavis Trangrud Foster.

Bonnie attended Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, TX, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Angel Flight. She was the office manager for her husband, David R. Gustafson, D.D.S. and a member of Oak Cliff Methodist Church.

She loved her family, friends, and all animals, and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, cooking, travel, and four wheeling. Bonnie also loved the Gustafson Ranch in Llano and all things Longhorn.

She was predeceased by her parents and her aunt, Joan Moner. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Dr. David R. Gustafson; brother John C. Foster and his wife Pam; nephew Christian Foster and wife Megan, and their children, Riley and Brady; and niece Missy Hajra and husband Neeshu, and their child Lily Belle. She is also survived by cousins Sytha Gustafson Minter, Vance and Brandi McMurry, Greta Gustafson, Kay Kocurek Bell, Cindy Transgrud, and Darryl Transgrud. Special thanks to Carol and Dr. Howard Crockett of Conroe.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017, with The Rev. Michael Wyckoff officiating at Weed-Corley–Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd. A reception will follow at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

David, Freddie and I were so sorry to hear of Bonnie's death. She was always so sweet, friendly and helpful when we would come to see you for our dental visits. She always had a big smile on her face. I was unable to attend Bonnie's service due to the fact that my Mom has been having serious health issues and was in the hospital in Gonzales; Freddie had another funeral to attend the same day as Bonnie's service. Keep all those precious memories in your heart and she will always be with you.

Posted by Freddie and Linda Finch - Manor, TX - Friend   January 09, 2017

David, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was always so friendly and we very much enjoyed visiting with her the times we were together. Ross and Clare Jane

Posted by R & CJ Hendershot - Gonzales, TX - Friend   January 06, 2017

Dr. Gus, we so appreciated Bonnie's willingness to go along with the fun and (yours/Ray's) antics when we visited your office. She always had a big smile and hug for us, and took such a caring approach. We keep a place in our hearts for you now and always. With love, your friends,

Posted by Ray & Laura Weaver - Austin, TX   January 05, 2017


David, we love you and are here for you in any way. I still remember playing in the creek with you and Bonnie when I was just a kid. Love, Vance, Brandi and Ella.

Posted by Vance McMurry - Austin, TX - Family   January 05, 2017

My thoughts go back to meeting Bonnie as students at mother Baylor. She was a beautiful girl and you were a lucky man to have her as a mate for life. God bless you both for a life well lived.

Posted by Steve White - Austin, TX - Friend   January 04, 2017

Dr. Gustafson, We are so sad to hear of Bonnie's passing. What a beautiful, warm and kind woman who always had the most welcoming smile and hugs when coming in to the office. Prayers for you and your entire family for peace and comfort.

Posted by Mimi & Jeff Kattawar - Austin, TX - Friend   January 03, 2017

What a special and wonderful woman. Bonnie always took the time to ask about family and care for her patients needs. Love her and Gus.

Posted by rhonda brink - austin, TX - Friend   January 03, 2017

David, the loss of Bonnie leaves a hole in my heart. Bonnie was a beautiful person in the best sense of the word. She was one of the sweetest and kindest individuals I have had the privilege to know. She had a great sense of humor and was such a pleasure to be around. The world will be an emptier place for many of us who love you both very much. I will continue to have you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lynn White - Austin, TX - Friend   January 02, 2017

David, We were deeply saddened to learn of Bonnie's passing. We have such nice memories of spending time with the two of you during your visits to NJ. Hopefully your memories, together with the love and support of family and friends will help to comfort you during this extremely difficult time. We pray you can find solace in knowing that Bonnie's in good hands, with Joanie, Mavis and Felix watching over her.

Posted by Art Schmitter and The Eckrotes - Little Falls, NJ - Friend   December 31, 2016

David, I am so sorry to hear about Bonnie. She always had a big smile and a hug for me every time I came to the office. I hope all the fond memories offer comfort during this time and I pray that our Lord gives you strength in the days to follow. Take care my friend.

Posted by Mark Gustafson - Buda, TX - Friend   December 27, 2016

David, John & I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Bonnie. May He give you & your family comfort, strength & peace during this difficult time.

Posted by John & Karon Baucum - Rockport, TX - Friend   December 27, 2016

David, Blessings and Hugs. Jack and Sally Fisher

Posted by Jack and Sally Fisher - Round Rock, TX - Friend   December 27, 2016

David, we remember when you told us you & Bonnie were getting married - WOW! you found the best lifelong love and friend in Bonnie. Bonnie has and always will have a special loving place in our hearts. Bonnie, rest in peace - you will be truly missed.
Love, Terry & Barb Fox

Posted by Terry & Barb Fox - Austin, TX   December 26, 2016

Bonnie was a treasure.

Posted by Donna Clements Parker - Georgetown, TX - Friend   December 24, 2016

David, So sorry about your loss of Bonnie. I remember all the good times Joan and I had with both of you.
Love Dorothy Lau, Spring Lake NJ

Posted by Dorothy Lau - Spring Lake, NJ - Friend   December 22, 2016

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