After suffering with viral meningitis and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for a number of years, Amy Suzanne Denison went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, 14 December 2017. We were blessed to enjoy her in this life for 47 years, eight months and 14 days.
Amy was born in Houston, Texas, to Jim Swayne Denison, Jr. and Davy Jean (Anderson) Denison,. She grew up attending churches and schools in Spring Branch.
In 1990, she left Houston to attend South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, earning an Associate of Science degree in accounting in 1994 She then enrolled in Texas State University (TSU) in San Marcos, Texas, graduating with a BBA degree in accounting in 1998. Following her graduation from TSU, she accepted a position as a financial examiner with the Texas Department of Insurance in Austin, Texas, and, shortly thereafter, she purchased a vintage Craftsman home in San Marcos’ Belvin Street Historical District.
Although she loved her work and the travel involved, she left the Department of Insurance in 2003 to become a caregiver for her musician-husband RC Banks, then suffering health problems. Following his recovery she performed volunteer work as Treasurer, Women of the ELCA, First Lutheran Church in San Marcos while working for Southwest Towing as an internal auditor and dispatcher. In 2007, she went to work as office manager for a local stone cutting business.
In 2010 Amy remarried and devoted her time to helping her husband Mark start a construction business, Fortress Fence Company. On 28 August 2011, they welcomed Alisa Suzanne into their lives. The little girl was her parents’ pride and joy, and she and Amy became inseparable. Until meningitis and cancer incapacitated her, Amy home-schooled Alisa.
Amy was a devoted wife and mother, known for her outgoing personality and sense of humor. She was a friend to many, able to get along with everyone, and she will be missed. She leaves behind her husband Mark Dawson Bonin and daughter Alisa Suzanne Bonin of San Marcos; her parents; a brother Jim Swayne Denison III, his wife Stacy Ann and their daughter Preslee Grace of Magnolia, Texas; uncles and aunts Hal and Renee Anderson of Dripping Springs, Texas, and Craig and Suzanne Franklin of Tilden, Texas; and numerous cousins, including Krista and Brandon Shook and their children Karsyn and Reagan of Dripping Springs; Colton and Caleigh Denison and their children Kenzleigh and Kendall of Magnolia; and Kylie Paige Denison and her daughter Adelynn Ann of Magnolia.
The family wishes to express its appreciation to Dr. Rene Castillo and the nurses and staff of Texas Oncology Clinic in San Marcos and to the doctors, nurses and staff at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, at Seton Medical Center Austin, at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle, Texas, and at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center, Kyle, for the treatment and care given Amy over the past four years.
Memorial services for Amy Suzanne Denison will be conducted by Brandon Shook, Director of Community Life/Youth, Dripping Springs United Methodist Church, at a place and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational savings fund set up in memory of Amy for her daughter Alisa Suzanne Bonin. Those wishing to contribute online should go to Alisa's gift page at the gift program website https://gift.uesp.org/DBVJCA. Alternatively, a check along with a gift contribution coupon that can be printed from the gift page can be mailed. The gift code and mailing address will be on the coupon.