Our loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Bonnie Jean Calderwood, age 84, returned to our Heavenly Father on March 21, 2014. She passed away peacefully with her dear cousin and special friend, June C. Wilde, by her side in the Family Tree Assisted Living Center, Morgan, Utah.
Bonnie was born on April 26, 1929, in Coalville, Utah, to Herschel Edward and Hazel Wright Calderwood. She attended public school in Coalville and NSHS. She was on the honor roll and a member of the Girl’s Athletic Association. She played first base on a softball team that her father coached throughout Northern Utah. She enjoyed ice skating on Echo Reservoir, and fishing and camping in the Uintahs and Sanpete County. She and her sister Beth were given a special award from the NSHS Booster Club for their support of the athletic activities. She had a passion for sports and enjoyed any ballgame, either as a spectator or via television. Bonnie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She supported many young men on their LDS missions. Bonnie was a lifelong resident of Coalville. All but the last year of her life was spent at her family home.
She was employed as a clerk at Morby’s General Store and was a talented cook at Dean’s Coffee Shop until her retirement.
Family and friends meant everything to Bonnie and she made sure that she kept in contact with them. She loved family traditions and holidays. She enjoyed buying gifts for others, making candies, and putting up decorations at Christmas. She looked forward to dying eggs every Easter and gathering with family during Thanksgiving. She spent many hours preparing and taking flowers to honor her loved ones on Memorial Day. These simple traditions were her most cherished times. She loved having family/friends come to visit, and everyone felt welcome in her home. She will be dearly missed by her family and many wonderful friends in the Coalville area.
Preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Beth Calderwood and Fern C. Gibbons; a cousin who lived in the Calderwood home and was loved as a sister, Fae C. Ogzewalla; and her grand nephew, Kameron Orgill. Bonnie is survived by Larry (Imogene) Calderwood, JoAnn C. Arnold, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Coalville Stake Center. Viewings will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coalville Stake Center and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment will be at the Coalville City Cemetery
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walker-mortuary.com