Bonnie S. Ring, 71, of Watertown

Bonnie S. Ring, 71, of Watertown

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Bonnie S. Ring 71, of Watertown NY was ushered into the presence of the Lord and Savior on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at Samaritan Hospital.

Born on May 17, 1946 in Imlay City, Michigan, Mrs. Ring was the daughter of James and Irene Switzer.

Mrs. Ring married the love of her life on October 3, 1970 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Watertown NY. In addition to her labor of love in caring for her husband and four children she graduated from the Ithaca School of Practical Nursing, Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca NY in 1966. Throughout her vast nursing career she worked at Samaritan Hospital, where a majority of her time there was 32 years on the maternity floor before retiring after 12 years at Caregivers.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ring is survived by her children, Donald G. Ring lll and Betsy of Chaumont NY, David L. Ring of Watertown NY, Dawn E. Ring of Hopewell Junction NY, and Donna J. Klimowicz of Gouverneur NY. Also surviving are eight grandchildren Robbie, Allie, Vickie, Olivia and Sophia Klimowicz. Austin and Andrew Ring and Russell Clarke. Surviving siblings, Sister Sarian Vunk of Lake City, FL, Sister Kate McKinney-Montpetit of Lake City, FL, Sister Alice Bream of Charlotte NC, Brother Thurlow Switzer of Gaithersburg MD, Brother Melvin Switzer of Lake City FL, and Brother James Switzer of Owego NY and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Watertown on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm with a light meal at 5:30 with Pastor Reff officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Ring’s memory and directed to Fellowship Baptist Church, 20022 NY Rt. 3 Watertown NY 13601 or to Hospice of Jefferson County. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cleveland Funeral Home of Watertown NY. Online condolences may be made at

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