What a devastating event to this world was the loss of our loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend of so many on December 15th. She was the most beautiful, caring, loving, intelligent soul you could ever meet, and we, her five children, will miss profoundly miss her infectious smile and warm embrace.
She was a devout and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints and lived her unwavering faith and testimony in God and his son Jesus Christ. She met her callings with enthusiasm and joy.
She was a person who really lived life to the fullest, as a world traveler to destinations in Asia, Europe, the Holy lands. She cruised the Panama Canal and Alaskan glaciers, rode camels in Egypt through Giza, climbed the great pyramids, traipsed the jungles of Guatemala and many adventures she had in thes. She had a curious nature, was a fan of arts and culture and was a prodigious lifelong reader.
She was a person who’s defining characteristic was her commitment to service and caring for people. Her commitment to her children was shown in every way by providing not only the basics, but by supporting our interests and making sure we had access to educational and life experiences to help us become the strong, independent people we are. She also will be fondly remembered by her love of cooking and her enjoyment of feeding everyone around her. Also, in her 30 years as a registered nurse at LDS Hospital where she showed her patients genuine compassion and empathy and enjoyed being able to make a difference to them and their families.
Bonnie was born in Salt Lake City, UT October 27th, 1937 to Delbert Sisam Butterfield and Leona Burgener Butterfield. She is preceded in death by her both of her parents, her sister Kaye (Dean) Bogedahl, brother Dale Butterfield, brothers-in-laws Dean Bogedahl and Craig Herget and niece Lori Bogedahl.
She is survived by sister Glenna (Bob) Eva, sister Linda (Craig) Herget, children Kelly (JillLaunna) Mower, Sandra Mower Winters, Russell (Minde) Mower, LeAnna (Ron) Mower Stockdale, Sharon (Chad) Trusty. Twenty-two grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
We stand with holes in our hearts where this beautiful, loving soul resided. Our wish for her in this new adventure is for her to see herself as we did, the most amazing, beautiful, irreplaceable woman we have ever known. We all strive to live up to the standards of love, adventure of spirit and commitment to service as she lived her life. To roam the veil with no bodily restrictions, to fly free and love with no regrets.
Interment to follow services at 2:00 PM at Midway City Cemetery, 600 West 500 South, Midway, Utah 84049