Jonnie Brestrup, age 95, formerly of Kerrville, died on May 3, 2019. She moved to Amarillo to live at the Continental Retirement Community in 2012. Jonnie was born August 23, 1923, in Post, Texas, to Bert and Etta Henderson.
She attended Sul Ross College in Alpine until World War II began and worked at Marfa Army Air Force Base, where she met Lt. Don Brestrup. They were married at the base chapel on June 30, 1943. After Don returned from flying B-29s in the South Pacific, they settled in Littlefield, Texas, where their children, Craig, Steve, and Randy, attended school.
In 1983, Jonnie and Don retired and moved to Kerrville. Don died there March 11, 2012. Jonnie soon moved to Amarillo to be near her son Steve and his wife Beth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Bertran Henderson; and sisters, Ruth Hall and Kathleen Sproul.
Survivors include sons Craig and wife Lynn of Gualala, California, Steve and wife Beth of Amarillo, and Randy and wife Rita of Allen, Texas. Also, granddaughters Shana and husband Dan Boone of Colorado, Leesa and husband Wes St. Aubin and son Cameron and daughter Brooklyn of Allen, and step-grandson Jimmy Osborne of Claude, Texas.
Jonnie will be buried with her husband Don at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with services to be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.