Bonnie Denney, 82


Bonnie Lo Denney passed away April 17, 2017 at the La Jara Hospital in La Jara, CO.  She was born October 29, 1934 to Wayne and Winnie Johnson in Monte Vista, CO.

Bonnie attended and graduated (1953) from the Monte Vista School system.  While in school, she earned money by cleaning homes and waitressing for Ma’s Hash House.  That is where she met her husband, Donald (Don) G. Denney.  They were married January 25, 1954.

She was a military wife, for a time, living in parts of Oklahoma and El Paso, Texas.   However, her heart was always in Colorado.

Upon returning to Colorado, she worked for the Mountain Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator in Alamosa, CO.

In 1961, she began her bookkeeping career for the San Luis Valley Rural Electric.  She had many wonderful experiences and friendships during her 30 years there.

Bonnie was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.  She loved and had many closed friends in this organization that helps others.  Her interests included:  jeeping, beading, embroidery and cooking good homemade food.

Anyone who knew Bonnie knew she loved to cook, bake and can.  Her love for others was always shown by her generosity with these skills.

She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Johnson, Amherst, TX; granddaughter, Janna Johnson, Canon, TX; great-granddaughter, Allyson Johnson, Canon, TX and sister, Edith (Edy) Johnson, Monte Vista, CO; sisters-in-law Frances (Johnson) Edwards, UT; Bea Johnson, Monte Vista, CO; nephews Justin Johnson, Seattle, WA; Martin Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT; Russell (Jolene) Johnson, Aurora, CO and Jeff and Jay Johnson, Delaware and niece Diana (Johnson) Wright, Salt Lake City, UT.

She is preceded in death by her parents, all aunts and uncles, husband Donald (Don) G. Denney, brother, J.R. (Jim) Johnson, brother C.L. (Lynn) Johnson and grandson, Jim Albert Johnson.

Bonnie’s remains were donated to Science Care, Aurora, CO.  Her cremated ashes will be placed beside her husband at the Colorado State Veteran’s Center Cemetery at Homelake, Monte Vista, CO.

The family plans to celebrate her life by doing what she loved most:  eating good homemade food, going fishing and taking road trips with a picnic lunch to the Colorado mountains.

The care of arrangements were handled by Romero Funeral Home of Monte Vista.