DBCS Member Spotlight – Bonnie Fuller

Our November 2021 Member Spotlight is on Bonnie Fuller. Up until this season, I’ve always sung Soprano. Moving to the Alto section was intimidating, but Bonnie has taken me under her wing. She’s patient, supportive, and keeps me in tune. Learn more about our talented and adventurous Alto below! – *Chrystal

Bonnie Fuller


I love singing Handel’s Messiah.  In Anchorage, Alaska, I sang in the large community chorus for the Messiah several years.   So, when DBCS advertised for community singers in the Fall of 2013 for the Messiah, I quickly signed up. I stood next to Pat Boyd (long time member) in the chorus and she talked me into joining DBCS.  I have been singing Alto with them since. I have also sung in a number of church choirs.

I am one of seven kids in my family, and we always had music in our house growing up in New Boston, Michigan. Six of us played band instruments. I played French Horn, and I attended concerts from a young age.

I graduated from Michigan State University in Parks and Recreation and worked as a park ranger at Bryce Canyon National Park, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, San Juan Island National Historical Park, and Denali National Park.  

After working on a volunteer ambulance as an EMT, I decided to go make a major career change and went to the University of Alaska Anchorage to get a nursing degree.  

I loved psychiatric nursing from the first day and have worked for 25 years in psych hospitals and psych outpatient clinics in Alaska, Illinois, and Florida.  I finally retired earlier this year.

While in Alaska, I met my husband Frank. He had two daughters, and now I have a total of 5 grandchildren. Motorcycles were his passion, and we did many long trips together on motorcycles.  Of course, I had my own bike and still do.  He always wanted to retire in Florida and convinced me also.  He passed away in 2013.