Bonita Louise Ridgeway Robertson, 87, passed away on September 10, 2022, surrounded by her immediate family in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bonita was born on April 3, 1935, to Thomas Marshall and Ruby Ridgeway in Mounds, Illinois. She was the youngest of four children. She married Richard D. Taylor in 1951 and then moved to Champaign, Illinois. While there, Bonita raised her three children, completed nursing school at Parkland Jr. College and received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois. In 1978, Bonita moved to Salt Lake City where she worked as an instructor for surgical technicians at the Salt Lake Community College for 16 years. She also obtained a master’s degree from Utah State University. Bonita was married to Jim Robertson from 1981-2021.

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Bonita enjoyed reading literature and especially biographies, studying the gospel, traveling, and researching family history. She loved learning and was an excellent, cook, seamstress, decorator, family historian and shopper. Bargains would literally appear when she went shopping, and she always lit up a room with her style and presence. Bonita loved to talk with people and was very open about her life. Her love and acceptance of others allowed them to open up and share their life stories which created many lasting connections. She was loved and admired by many for her open personality, warmth, integrity, intelligence, beauty, and humor.

Bonita is the mother of three children, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, brother, and grandchild, Justin. Bonita is survived by her sister Bette, and her three children, Richard (Donna) Taylor, Phil (Pat) Taylor, and Laura (Brad) Bunker.

A viewing will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

The family wishes to thank Bonita’s friend Sherry Lindberg for her unwavering love and friendship. Gratitude for the care Bonita received from the Ridge at Cottonwood is also expressed. Additionally, many thanks to Intermountain Hospice for their care and comfort during her final weeks.

Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, Sep. 17, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mountain View Memorial Estates
3115 Bengal Boulevard
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Sep 13, 2022

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Bonita will be missed. Linda and I knew her for only a few months at the Ridge, but what an impression she made on us. Her devotion to relationships and things that matter as she faced renal failure with grace and courage will stay with me forever. "Oh I just love the gospel" "And I don't regret anything" were statements she made to me more than once after our Sunday worship services.

God speed, Bonita. Embraced in the arms of the Father and the Son.

Jeff Collett , Hollada, UT, US Sep 13, 2022

Bonita will be missed. Linda and I knew her for only a few months at the Ridge, but what an impression she made on us. Her devotion to relationships and things that matter as she faced renal failure with grace and courage will stay with me forever. "Oh I just love the gospel" "And I don't regret anything" were statements she made to me more than once after our Sunday worship services.

God speed, Bonita. Embraced in the arms of the Father and the Son.

Jeff Collett , Hollada, UT, US Sep 13, 2022

Bonita will be missed. Linda and I knew her for only a few months at the Ridge, but what an impression she made on us. Her devotion to relationships and things that matter as she faced renal failure with grace and courage will stay with me forever. "Oh I just love the gospel" "And I don't regret anything" were statements she made to me more than once after our Sunday worship services.

God speed, Bonita. Embraced in the arms of the Father and the Son.

Jeff Collett , Hollada, UT, US Sep 13, 2022

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