Bonnie Rose Caputo Lucero

February 26, 1942 ~ August 2, 2020


Aug. 5, 2020
1055 North Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Our beloved, Bonnie Rose Caputo Lucero (Nana), passed away at home on August 2, 2020, at the age of 78 after a courageous fight against cancer. Bonnie was welcomed home to Heaven by many loving relatives including her younger brother Danny, her mother Jean, and most of all she is finally reunited with her loving father Geno who passed away when she was only a young girl.

    Bonnie is survived by her siblings Joe, Toni, and Joan; her childhood sweetheart and husband of 40 years Victor Lucero; her loving children Geno (Tammie), Julie (Don), Victoria (Sione), and Laura her angel caretaker these past difficult months; her adoring grandchildren Jared, Leslie, Jessica, Christopher, Genevieve, Donald, Landon, Niko, Cameron, Tyler, Demi, Jayden, Brandon, Matayah, Kaleo, Eliseo, and Bella; and her great grandchildren Benjamin, Allie, Noah, Ethan, Matai, Kingston, Harper, Max, Eli, Lucia, Ben, Sophie, Roman, Domo, Tito, Josiah, Lilian, Jasmine, Ava and Kalanite.

    Bonnie was born in Salt Lake City on February 26, 1942 to Jean Keen and Eugene Antonio Caputo. She would tell almost anyone who asked that her greatest dream was to be a mother and her dreams were fulfilled in so many different ways. As a young girl, she unexpectedly became a mother figure for her siblings when her father, Geno, passed away. He was a proud Italian man and her Italian heritage was a source of pride for her entire life. She continued her role as a mother figure for all of her nieces and nephews and their children as well. She became the glue to the Caputo family and loved her siblings and their families so deeply.

    On February 27, 1960 she married her sweetheart Victor and became a mother to their four children. She taught them to love and have faith in God, work hard, respect others, to love and forgive others, and most of all she showed them how important it was to have a mother that loved them unconditionally. No one on earth was more proud of her kids than Bonnie.

    As her kids grew up, Bonnie became the “mother” to hundreds of young people at Glendale Junior High as well as the neighborhood “mother” of Utahna Drive. She was a protector, a confidant, a friend, and a supporter to so many kids. There have been countless numbers of these students and neighbors, decades later, who have visited or reached out to let her know how much she meant to them. Her impact on the young people in Salt Lake City is truly impossible to measure.

    After retirement, Bonnie’s efforts as a mother figure did not end. She became a mother figure to so many of her grandchildren. Helping them when they were in need, spending time and loving them when they felt alone, and most of all, expressing her pride and love in them no matter the circumstances. Even as her health deteriorated, she still loved nothing more than spending time and loving all of those to whom she was a mother.

    As the mother to our family and many others, Bonnie leaves a legacy of love, service, and compassion that is rare to find. We all love her so much and know that she is happy and at peace with so many loved ones and watching down on us. She is surely filled with so much pride and gratitude to each one of us for helping fulfill her dream of being the greatest thing in the world...a mother.

    A small Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 promptly at 6 PM at Ignite Church (1055 North Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah)

    Mass will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of the Madeleine (331 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.)

    Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery (275 U St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103)

    We ask all those who plan to attend the services honoring Bonnie to please take proper precautions and wear a mask.


    I remember Bonnie growing up. We visited with our mom, Diane Jones and remember those.visits fondly. Rest easy Bonnie

    - Star Ann Byrge
    I will always remember her loving smile and beautiful heart! My heartfelt sorrow goes to all of her family.

    - Collette Brannan
    Bonnie, thank you for being my best friend. I will never forget you. You were there when my clouds were gray and never gave up on me you always saw the person I was from the inside You were the first one I came to when my heart was broken for the first time at Glendale and told me there would be more girls out there. I lost contact from you for many years but I never forgot you I knew deep inside we would cross paths again. Thank you for giving me two sister I never had Vicky and Laura.. I love you Bonnie thank you for being a part of my life I will never forget you

    - Fernando Garcia
    Dear Laura and family, my heart is broken. Your mother will be greatly missed by many. I hope during this time of sadness you are able to see the many lights of rays that she was to so many people. Bonnie, you fought a hard fight! Love you!

    - Caroline Gregovich
    I haven't seen Bonnie for years and years. We met and became best friends the summer before 7th grade and into our Sophomore year of South High at which time I moved and we went our separate ways. I was at her house constantly and knew her Mom, Dad, Siblings and Grandparents who lived across the street. When Elvis was first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1955, we were together at my house watching him for the first time. I remember that my parents were so shocked to watch us scream, clap and dance with Elvis. I remember the day after her Dad died. I remember sitting with her on her front porch as she talked about him, how how much she would miss him and how much she loved him. I loved being with Bonnie! She was a fun person. I am so sorry to here of her passing. I would have loved to have seen and talked with her again. I saw her last at a South High reunion about 25 years ago. I looked for her at the last few reunions, but she was not there. I loved seeing her picture. She looks like the Bonnie I knew 65 years ago, only a little older, same smile and eyes. It sounds like she had a wonderful life, family who adored her and she loved them. My condolences go to her family and loved ones! Maxine Eldredge

    - Maxine Eldredge
    Mom, This is Lloyd your distant son. From the first day I met you , I instantly fell in love with you and you was considered a Mom to me. I knew you was special mom, but now I realize how truly special you really were. I wish now I had a chance to spend more time with you and I’ll live with that forever. You will be forever missed, you will be forever loved. Mom you should be so proud of your kids and beautiful grandchildren, they are all growing so intelligently and beautiful. Laura mom has done such an amazing job taking care of you and I pray that God keeps his favor upon Laura for all she has done for you mom. She is such a strong woman and Wonderful gift from God,you should be very proud of her. ..... Mom we love you forever!!!!

    - Lloyd
    Bonnie was a wonderful lady and will truly be missed by many. I enjoyed working with her and appreciated all of the support that she provided to teachers, students, parents and administrators at Glendale Intermediate School. We all knew that we could depend on her to make a positive difference in the culture of our school. She was a powerful and supportive matriarch, and I know that warm memories will always be a beacon of light for future generations. Frances P. Battle

    - Frances Battle
    Geno and family, was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Just know there is a great rejoicing in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane

    - Jane Smith
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family our dear friend. There are no words to describe the emptiness of the loss of a mom. She will be watching over you and you will know. Until you are reunited she will live in your heart and wonderful memories. Love and strong hugs. Ron and Jackie

    - Ron and Jackie Bracey
    Bonnie you are such a special loving person and our family will dearly miss you. I know you are in heaven with your Dad and Mom and Danny and you are all watching over us. Rest peacefully. I love you. Gwyn

    - Gwyn Caputo