Bonnie Eleen Noland was my mother and was born in 1921 and died in 2011 at the age of 89.

Her married names were Swartz and then Durham.

Of my grandmother, my mother's mother, I have written: ". . . she was a rock - strong willed, very conscious of what she was doing, insistent that things be done right and satisfied with her life . . . Her most important activity was her church and her attitudes were based on her strong religious beliefs." I must say that that I would describe my mother identically.