Bonnie Bland Brauer died unexpectedly in Houston, at the age of 87.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Lisa Edmunds Russell of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Lillie Jean Russell and Carter Edmunds Russell; sister, Joann Bland Gabriel and brother, Henry T. Bland, Jr., both of Orange; nieces, Gina Gabriel Owens, Georgeann Gabriel Smith and Debbie Bland Linscomb; nephew, Larry Bland, and step-daughters, Tia Edmunds Booth and Carlin Edmunds Curtis.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Granger Bland and Henry Thomas Bland, Sr.; and son, Matthew A. (Trey) Glenn III.

Bonnie was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Orange, where her parents owned the Capistrano Café. She was graduated from University of Texas in Austin, was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and was named Miss Texas 1948.

The funeral was Sunday, August 9, at Claybar Funeral Home, Orange. Burial followed at Mose Granger Cemetery in Orangefield.

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