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Bonnie Kay (Theurer) Howard

June 24, 1958 — January 15, 2023

Born June 24, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah and passed away January 15, 2023. Her family and friends are heartbroken to announce the passing of Bonnie from complications of heart, liver and kidney diseases. Bonnie graduated from Bountiful High School, then Utah State University in clothing and textiles and enjoyed working at Sun Classics creating costumes for a variety of television and film companies. In 1980 she met her eternal companion Kevin, and married in The Salt Lake Temple. They later welcomed two children into their home, Ian and Alyssa, whom she adored, along with a number of nieces and nephews that she loved to visit and support. 

She is survived by her husband, Kevin, her children Ian and Alyssa, her siblings Rita, Tresa, David (Linda), Karen (Anthony), and Tiffany (Doug), and her nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Preceded in death by her mother Margery Horsley. 

She is also mourned by a myriad of friends who enriched her life and made her health issues easier to bear. From her childhood friends Laurel and Kitt, Cindy and Mark, and Jan and Scott, to her Aggie friends, Janene, Pam and Cindy, and then in later years Ruland and Karen, Jon and Marlene, Lane and Joy, Nate and Jena, and Cindy and Kent, she enjoyed traveling to church history sites and new places, having lunch and dinner with her close friends, and discussing gospel topics. The annual visit to Meadow for family reunions was always a highlight of her year. 

Bonnie was passionate about family history and genealogy and enjoyed her callings going into homes and teaching how to search family history until her health would no longer permit those activities. She was equally passionate about gardening and loved to grow her own fruit and vegetables which were regular menu items on the Howard dinner table. She loved to quilt with family members. But as the neighborhood will attest, she was never happier than when she was driving her Jeep Wrangler with commercial grade snow blade around the neighborhood clearing snow from driveways.  

She loved listening to the Tabernacle Choir, Church Conference, and podcasts on gospel doctrine related subjects. She took especially great pleasure in furnishing her husband the name of an ancestor each week to encourage him to get on with his family history work. 

Of all the qualities which are most admired and needed in the world today, Bonnie possessed them in abundance. Beset by overwhelming  illness and disease, she showed courage, grace and humility in breathtaking quantities in facing those challenges. Never complaining, and always putting the needs of others before her own. 

She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends but never forgotten. Rest In Peace sweetheart until we reunite again. 

Please join us to celebrate Bonnie’s life and legacy in a viewing service which will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday January 20, 2023 at Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah 84010.

Then her funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 11 am at the Springwood ward located at 165 Monarch Drive, Bountiful, where a viewing will be held from 9:45 -10:45 a.m. prior to services.

Services will be streamed live on Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and this obituary page. 

The family would also like to express a special thanks to the Kidney transplant team at the Intermountain Medical Center and the incredible individual attention and friendship which Bonnie cherished. To Wendy, Jody, and Dr. Morris especially, your attention to detail and medical skills allowed her to live five more quality years as the heart and soul of our family. May the Lord bless you in your lifesaving careers.

***In order to view Bonnie's funeral service click on the small words "Watch on Facebook" in the black box below or click the following link: https://www.facebook.com/100057447129518/videos/902271887588978

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Service Schedule

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Friday, January 20, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Bountiful

295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

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Saturday, January 21, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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