Bonnie Jane Grantham


Bonnie Jane Grantham
Bonnie Jane Grantham

Bonnie Jane Grantham, 81, went to be with her Lord on July 27, 2021, in Panhandle, Texas.

Bonnie was born on April 12, 1940, to Ethylene and Tim Grantham in Eureka, Texas. After graduating from Mildred High School, she went to Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. After graduating, she acquired a teaching position in Pampa, Texas where she taught for many years until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bonnie is survived by her brother Bobby Grantham, wife Rosemary of Eureka, Texas, sister Shirley Cohen, husband Richard of Dallas, Texas, partner Nancy Crites of Panhandle, Texas, and several nieces and nephews: Nicole Williams, Jared Cohen, Robin Blake, Kathy McCracken, and Ricky Grantham.

Interment will be in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Texas.

30 Replies to “Bonnie Jane Grantham”

  1. I loved her. She was my favorite teacher in school. I was fortunate enough to get to know her as an adult. Prayers and blessings for her family.

  2. My heart is saddened to learn of Coach Grantham’s passing. She had such a positive impact on my life when she believed in me at a time when I needed it most. She pushed me to my best on the swim team. Fortunately, I was able to locate her number several years ago and called her to express my gratitude for how influential she was to me and countless others. My heartfelt sympathies to Nancy, family, friends and those of us whose life she blessed.

  3. To Nancy, Bonnie’s brother, sister and families…
    I have been so touched by these many kind and beautiful messages from so many names I recognize. I taught with Bonnie in Pampa at Robert E Lee , and I counted her as my friend. She was all the things her former students said about her ; what a tribute to a remarkable teacher and person. Oh that there were more like her! I have thought of her so often and am so sorry we lost touch. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May you know the peace that only God can give, Johnnie Thompson

  4. Bonnie was a caregiver for my mom, Opal Herndon, for several years. I will never forget the excellent care that she gave my mother. After Bonnie could not physically handle my mother, she continued to visit her weekly. She truly became part of our family. I will always be grateful for Bonnie.

  5. Miss Grantham was one of my most favorite teachers! She helped a new student to Pampa become more comfortable by her calm demeanor. That doesn’t mean she didn’t expect you to work hard and follow rules. I was tardy often to PE or volleyball and she called me on it! I got swats the next day for my “socializing”. I saw her several times around town after graduating and moving from Pampa. That was special for me! Sending my most sincere condolences to her partner and family ❣️

  6. Miss Grantham was surely one of my most favorite teachers! I had just moved to Pampa my first year at the Junior High. and she certainly made that adjustment easier. However, she didn’t let me forget the rules….I was forever tardy to PE or volleyball and she called me on it! I got swats the next day for my “socializing”. I saw her several times after moving from Pampa and always was delighted to see her. My thoughts are with her partner and other loved ones. Much love coach

  7. Ms. Grantham was a truly special and loving person to all. She was there for all of us when we needed reassurance all would be ok, encouragement as we were growing up in a changing time, a mentor in being the best you can be and to extend your hand out to others. I will miss her very much. Many prayers to Nancy and family members.

  8. Such a sweet spirit this special lady had. She touched so many lives be it students, parents or friends with her infectious smile, not letting us get by doing things half way, protecting many when needed, and simply just being herself. You most definitely made an impact on my life from 7th thru adulthood. Bonnie you will be missed on this earth but know you have heavenly wings to continue to touch all our lives. Prayers for family and friends.

  9. Coach I think of you often. You took your time to help and explain to me how to improve myself. Being one of the smallest in class you taught how to maneuver to get around those whom much bigger. Lessons I still do today! You where very special, caring but tough coach!
    Prayers to your partner, family and friends! RIP

  10. Ms Grantham was an inspiration to so many young ladies. I always looked forward to her class. Her demeanor at times was really tough but deep down she cared so much for each one of us. She goes down as one of my favorite teachers. She is definitely part of good memories of Junior high school. May God be with her loved ones during this time. Loved you so much Bonnie Grantham. RIP

  11. Miss Grantham was one of my favorite teachers in Jr High. I know she will be missed. Prayers for her family and friends. Debbie Huff Stokes

  12. I had Ms Granthan in Junior High.
    To say the least, I was not athletically inclined. But she was always very kind and never once made me feel bad because I was so awkward.
    She was a great lady and
    my prayers are with her loved ones.

  13. Miss Grantham was one of my most favorite teachers. She was the epitome of cool. I never saw her angry and I never heard her yell at any of us girls. From time to time, I would run into her in Pampa, I will miss those chance visits.RIP in Peace Miss Grantham, you earned your angels wings.

  14. I loved Ms. Grantham as teacher and coach! 7th and 8th grade PE, and high school tennis! Sorry for her family!

  15. Bonnie Grantham, changed my life.I grew up as a abused child.I met her in the 7 grade,fresh out of college. first girl crush.Someone I could lead on,She even let me skip school ,and

    drive her El Camino around town. She was everything to meShe help me grow.. She got me a volleyball scholarship at Texas women’s University. She tried to get custody of me and take me away from my mother. My mother packed me up and sent me to California for that one. We never lost touch I came back and found her and we never lost touch the last time I saw it was in 2009 I love you Bonnie Grantham I love you.

  16. Coach Grantham was a true role model to so many of her students. She expected the best from everyone and was willing to help you get there. An outstanding example of a teacher who truly cared about her students and their accomplishments.
    Students today would be blessed to have her as a teacher.

  17. Ms, Grantham was a dedicated educator. She expected the best from her students and she was one of the first female athletes I ever knew. I could barely walk and chew gum simultaneously, but Ms. Grantham never made me feel that I was a failure in PE at Robert E. Lee JH. May God be near her family and comfort each of them.
    Donna (Smart) White
    REL JH 1968-1971

  18. I had Coach Grantham in Junior High. She was more than a coach. She truly cared about her students. I got really sick when I was in high school. Coach Grantham came to my house to check on me. We remained friends until she moved away from here.
    Beverly Bradford Alexander

  19. She was an amazing lady and did so much for me when I was in her classes, and help me through so much. Thank you beautiful lady. Find peace with our Lord. Prayers and Blessings to all she left behind. I love this special lady.

  20. I had Coach Grantham while she was in Pampa. Loved her! She truly cared about her students and athletes. I know she will be missed by many. Prayers to her family.

  21. So very sorry to hear this. Had her in 7th and 8th grade at Robert E Lee Jr. High.
    She always made gym fun and keep us going.

  22. Miss Grantham had just started teaching when I was in Jr. High. She pushed us girls to to our best. That’s what makes a good teacher. Love, thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends
    Deborah Hoover

  23. I was friends with Karen Crites and knew Bonnie so well. She was a very encouraging teacher and mentored all of us involved in sports. She was a wonderful lady. Peace be with the family♥️

  24. One of my favorite teachers in school. She had a gift in teaching that took ahold of me and made me want to learn. Deepest condolences on your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    1. Hey Rex & Carolyn
      Would love to get in touch sometime. Haven’t seen you seen our days at the Coronado Inn.

  25. Coach Grantham was my coach in Pampa my junior high years. She was one of kind and loved all “her girls”. She will be missed

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