Edward Forrest Bonner

  • Born: April 13, 1940
  • Died: January 17, 2022
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family


Edward Forrest Bonner, 81, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Marika Bonner entered into eternal rest Monday, January 17, 2022. The memorial service will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 am in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel.

Forrest was born April 13, 1940 in Gainesville, Tennessee, son of the late Terrell Bonner and the late Gladys Forrest Bonner. He was an engineer and stayed with the same company through out his long and successful career. He began with Douglas Aircraft, continued thorough the merger of McDonnell Douglas, and remained at The Boeing Company until retirement. A long time resident of Huntington Beach, California, he and his wife moved to Mt. Pleasant in 2017 to be close to his beloved grandchildren. He was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed wood working.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marika; daughter, Elizabeth Novak (Paul); two grandchildren, Brianna Novak, Isabelle Novak; nephew, William Perryn; and niece, Sheri Beal.

Forrest is preceded in death by his sister, Betsy Perryn.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) PO Box 758516 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516; Lowcountry Food Bank (lowcountryfoodbank.org) 2864 Azalea Drive Charleston, SC 29405; or Tunnel To Towers Foundation (t2t.org) 2361 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10306

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

To view the service go to: https://youtu.be/O621BUPuPRY


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My memories of Forrest Edward Bonner
I first met Forrest when my husband and I moved from New York to Los Angeles because of his job offer with an aeronautical engineering company. My New York school friend Marika who worked as an airline stewardess after graduation had settled in Los Angeles. There she had met and soon thereafter married Forrest Bonner, an aeronautical engineer with the McDonnell Douglas Corp. After we had settled in, I contacted Marika. We were invited to dinner at their Hollywood Hills apartment which had once belonged to a famous Hollywood movie star. We were excited to meet since both of our husbands were aeronautical engineers and Marika and I were both City College graduates. That evening Forrest cooked our first California barbecue meal and we learned how casual life in California was. We developed a long and lasting friendship as a result. Many more enjoyable social interactions ensued during the coming years in which Forrest again did his magic with the grill. Forrest was truly a great guy, with a sense of humor, very dependable and a great host as well as a wood-working artist as his later years. Laima

Posted by Laima Gaidulis - Monrovia, CA - Family Friend   February 25, 2022

I knew Forrest during the latter half of his life. In addition to his talents as a chef and great host, he was a good friend to my husband, and Forrest provided support to me during my husband's illness helping with transportation. The three of us had many luncheons at the Hotel Bel-Air after doctor's appointments. What a good time we had in spite of the reason we were there. After he moved we texted back and forth - even the morning of his passing. How sad I felt - just one more text please - one more of something....I will miss him very much. My heart goes out to the family - the sudden passing is a great shock. A quote I like: "Our loved ones never truly leave us.. they live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives. We will miss you. Gail

Posted by GAIL HANSEN - Manhattan Beach, CA - Family Friend   February 21, 2022


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Forrest was a GREAT guy! He helped Marika in many ways...hosting and cleaning up after one of their GREAT parties
at their home, giving free advice on any questions one might have about surviving in this crazy world and how he analyzed the next election.
He also played a significant role in driving Juris to his various medical appointments in various parts of LA. In fact, his most important trait was......if you need help in any way....he was there!
On a more personal level, he was the only one in our group who had the interest and patience to challenge my political views as a Democrat. He was not successful, but it led to many interesting conversations.
For this, and many, many other reasons, we all will miss him very, very much!!!
Helgi Jobe