Bonnie Joyce Ogden Romero, 60, unexpectedly passed away from this life on June 30, 2020 in Taylorsville, Utah. There’s no doubt in our hearts and our minds that she had a heavenly greeting with open arms from many family and friends, especially her son Austin and her parents. 

Bonnie was born April 13, 1960 to Daniel and Joyce Ogden from Clearfield, Utah. She graduated from Clearfield High School in 1978. She then went on to live in different parts of the Salt Lake Valley. Bonnie was married to Rudy Romero for twenty-two years; they settled in Taylorsville where they raised their three children. 

Throughout her life, she worked at Harmon’s, Great American, ran an in-home daycare and most recently was employed at Rocky Mountain Power. 

Bonnie was the biggest ray of sunshine to anyone she crossed paths with. She was a lover of all things sunshine, summer, sandals and beaches. Her memorable and contagious laugh made its mark on all that were lucky enough to know her. She radiates love and compassion. She would drop anything just to comfort those in need. Her family and kids were her whole purpose in life, and most of all her favorite title was grandma. 

Her heart was bigger than she was. Although, she faced many trials and heartache, she put a smile on her face and remained strong for everyone else. 

She is survived by her children Ashlee Joyce Torgerson (Colby) and Andy Jakob Romero; the proudest grandma to her grandson Dawson James Torgerson (3 months); siblings Brenda Harrison (Bob), Kelly Ogden (Marcia), Roger Ogden (Deborah), Danette Carlisle (Jon), Bruce Ogden (Susan) and Audrie Gunn (Craig); followed by many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Preceded in death by her oldest son Austin Rudy Romero and her parents. 

A viewing will take place from 9:00 – 10:45 AM July 9, 2020 at 3120 West 4700 South, Taylorsville, UT, 84129 with a graveside service to follow at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT, 84123.

Due to COVID-19, all gatherings are limited to no more than 50 people at a time. However, because the service is outside, “ You Are My Sunshine” more than 50 people can gather as long as social distancing is observed. Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries is offering a free live stream of the graveside services for you to participate in the graveside from your own home if you choose. At this time, Salt Lake County has a mandatory face covering/mask requirement, and Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries is abiding to this standard.


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I just heard of Bonnie's passing this morning! I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bonnie at Harmons and she was a dear person. She will be truly missed. Condolences to the family

Donna Johanos Aug 01, 2020

So sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.❤

Cindy Schirle , West Jordan , UT, US Jul 09, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Bonnie . Always had good times when we used to get together with Rudy and Bonnie. Hang in there Times will be tough . Ashley and Andy It hard to lost your Mom , she is your best friend your rock and always listens to you always has your back . Just remember all the memories with her and keep them close to your heart. She will be there for you, it might be in a form of a bird or butterfly . But she will be there whispering She loves you. Take Care of each other. Debbie and Mark Moulton

Mark and Debbie Moulton Jul 09, 2020

We will miss your friendship, your kindness, your beautiful smile but most of all, we will miss YOU dear friend. Our hearts are with you and your family today.

The Currence Family , Taylorsville, UT, US Jul 09, 2020

Words cannot express how much I love Bonnie and how emotionally connected we were from the very beginning. It was such a comfort to know that she was right next door, whenever I needed her. I will miss her more than words can say. What a blessing she has been in my life and how grateful I am that I have had the opportunity to know her and her family.

Diana Hansen , Taylorsville, UT, US Jul 09, 2020

I remember many visits with Bonnie at your home in Taylorsville. She always welcomed me and was a joy to talk with. She loved her children dearly and was so proud of them. Bonnie always shared a smile. She was be missed.

So sorry!

Ellen Garrett Jul 08, 2020

My heart is with you.. losing a mom is deep and a loss that lingers.. knowing she is free and in the arms of loved ones may provide a small comfort. Her love goes on forever.. you will see it in her children.

My heartfelt sympathies to all of you

Verlinda Montoya Jul 06, 2020

One of my special memories I have of your Mom was when she would take all of you for a walk around the block. She always stopped to say Hi ! Whenever we would visit her at her home in Bennion we always felt welcomed. Know that we loved her and will miss her also.

Roger & Camille Payne

Camille Payne Jul 06, 2020

Andy and Ashley - Rudy and your large extended family and friendS!

The heart is never prepared for the loss of a loved one!

But, we all know Bonnie was the mom who kept you safe, who knew your every being, who cared for and loved you, bringing you into this crazy unpredictable world, so

how could you ever be prepared!!!!

You have been through so much already! As you struggle to understand, just remember

you are strong, you are amazing, you are loved by many ..,but

no one loved you more than your mom! Your dad, grandpa, grandma, uncles, aunts, millions of cousins/family and friends

are here-present and here for as long as needed!!!!

With Love,

Laurie Peterson

Dan Empey


Laurie Peterson Jul 06, 2020

Bonnie was such a joy to know! I was so sad when she moved out of our neighborhood since we had gotten to know each other and become friends. She loved her family so much.

My sincerest condolences for your loss. Bonnie will truly be missed.

Corinne Yardley , Taylorsville, UT, US Jul 05, 2020

Ashlee and Andy, I’m so sorry! Your mom was the greatest! I loved my time with her when you both (and Austin) were at Bennion!

Sue Laver , Taylorsville , UT, US Jul 05, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terry & Beni Stroh

Beni , North Platte, NE, US Jul 05, 2020

My sincerest condolences to the Romero and Ogden families.

Mark Marchant , Henderson, NV, US Jul 04, 2020