Published in the Oklahoman on 5/18/2003.
Bonnie L. Ledford Stapp
August 2, 1949 – May 13, 2003
Bonnie L. (Ledford) Stapp, wife of Karl Stapp, passed away at the age of 53 on Tuesday, May 13, in Edmond. She was born August 2, 1949, in Washington, D.C., to Louise and Stanley Ledford. She was preceded in death by both her parents and her brother, William M. Ledford. Bonnie grew up in the Washington, D.C., area and graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in Rockville. She attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving her degree in Education in 1971. She was active in her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, as both an undergraduate and as an alumnae. She
earned her Masters Degree, summa Cum laude in Psychology in 1993 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
As a licensed professional counselor to abused children, she first worked at Family and Children in Tulsa. She later formed her own company, Transitions, Inc., in Oklahoma City in partnership with Elizabeth Ashton. Additional honors include being named a National Certified Counselor and being certified as a Criminal Justice Specialist. Bonnie is survived by her husband Karl and her three children: Quentin Lobb of Oklahoma City; Joshua Lobb of Portland, OR; and Mary Lobb of Oklahoma City, stepdaughter Sarah Stapp of Oklahoma City. Her family also includes nephews Stanley (and Suzanne) Ledford of Conroe, TX; John (and Kelley) Ledford of Dallas, TX; and niece Megan Ledford of Dallas., TX.
Services were held at the Putnam City Christian Church. Interment followed at the Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorials may be made to the Bonnie Ledford Stapp (Transitions, Inc.) Memorial Fund, c/o Lawyers for Children, Bank One Center, 100 N. Broadway, Suite 2250, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. This fund will benefit Indigent children in need of therapeutic care. Memorials can also be made to the Putnam City Christian Church Youth Fund, 4215 N. Grove, Oklahoma City, OK 73122. Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond was in charge of arrangements.