Bonitta and her husband are originally from Ohio and relocated to Thousand Oaks in 1977. They have two children, a son still living in Southern California and a daughter and son-in-law living in Dallas, Texas, who have blessed them with twin grandbabies: a little boy and a little girl. Over the years, Bonitta has been very involved with her family and the community. She has been honored by United Way of Ventura County with their Community Service Award and also was presented an Honorary Service Award from the State of California PTA for her involvement in public education. When Bonitta is not flying off to Dallas to play with her grandbabies, when she has quiet time, she loves to read and enjoys the peace of gardening in her yard.