Bonnie Lorinda Blake was born January 27, 1933 in Murray, Utah, the first child of Raymond Wilford and Sarah Regena Gay Blake. She was later joined by three brothers: Ray (Gay), Myron and Dan. Bonnie grew up in Murray and West Valley City. In her later teenage years Bonnie suffered a mental breakdown and was dependent on others helping her the rest of her life. What a blessing this was to those who were able to know and love Bonnie through the next 70 years! Bonnie passed away quickly and peacefully on January 14, 2020 in West Jordan, Utah.
Bonnie enjoyed traveling with her parents to go camping, site-seeing, and to visit her brothers and their families. She loved helping her mother clean and was always offering to help with the dishes or any other cleaning project. Reading and embroidery were pastimes she enjoyed – and Bonnie loved to eat! She participated in Special Olympics, liked going to movies and going to get a hamburger or ice cream. Bonnie lived with her parents until her mother had passed away and her father was unable to care for her any longer. She lived the last 36 years of her life at the West Jordan Care Center where she was adored and cared for so well by the staff and others there. As more of her family moved back to Utah, Bonnie enjoyed gatherings and spending time with family.
Bonnie is survived by her three sisters-in-law: Diane Blake, Carol Blake and Karen Blake; 14 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and nephews who have grown up loving Aunt Bonnie. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 20th at 11:30 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6772 South 3420 West in West Jordan. A viewing will be held at 10:30 am prior to the services. Her family would like to thank all of those who have loved and cared for Bonnie throughout her life. Please share memories you have of Bonnie at mcdougalfuneralhomes.com.
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