Bonita Victoria (Farias) del Campo
Bonita Victoria (Farias) del Campo, age 63, of Omaha, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Bergan Mercy Hospital.
Celebration of Life services will be at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) at Good News Church, 7415 Hickory St., Omaha. Pastor Chris Ford will officiate and a luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to ChildFund International or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences can be posted to www.bramanmortuary.com/obituaries/.
Bonita was born on October 2, 1956, in Kearney to Tony and Josephine (Castaneda) Farias. It was a mild, sunny Tuesday. She attended Gibbon Elementary and Gibbon High School. At the age of 19, she trusted in providence for the first time when on a cold winter day, she joined her sister Linda in leaving their childhood home. She married a man she loved and had five children (one called home before his birth). The marriage didn’t hold, but she raised her three boys and one girl to be tenacious. She loved telenovelas, popcorn, dark chocolate and spoiling her grandchildren.
She struggled to be confident, but her faithful and altruistic nature was eventually blessed with a baptism of the Holy Spirit. She was electric that day and her happiness overflowed. Bonita lived the rest of her life without shame or regret.
Survivors include her children, Manuel and Amanda del Campo, Miguel del Campo, Joseph del Campo, and Cynthia and Eric Carpenter, all of Grand Island; four grandchildren; and siblings, Dorcas and Ramon Rivera, of Kearney, Mary Vasquez, of Kearney, Lidia and Martin Marquez, Sylvia and Jamie Mariscal, of Kearney, Rachel and Roger Riekenberg, of Kearney, Linda and Brian Hemmerling, of Phoenix, Arizona; and Anthony and Kasi Farias, of Plattsmouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Josephine Farias; and a child at childbirth.