LaVon Arlene "Bonnie" Yates Fairchild

October 26, 1929 ~ July 11, 2020


July 18, 2020
3:00 AM - 3:30 AM
260 E. South Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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  • LaVon Arlene “Bonnie” Yates Fairchild was born on October 29, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James William Yates and Naomi Pearl Davis.
    She lived in Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Palos Verdes Estates CA, Medford OR and Lehi UT. On June 17, 1951, she married Merl Fairchild on Treasure Island, California.
    Bonnie held many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Primary President and Homemaking Leader. She also served in the temple.
    Bonnie was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She loved her children with all her heart. This was her greatest calling in life. Her family was her legacy.
    Bonnie passed away peacefully on July 11, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Gordon Yates. She is survived by her five children--Paula Krogh, Kay Fairchild, Scot Fairchild (Vickie), Jadine Brown, and Brad Fairchild (Shawna); twelve grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
    A public viewing will be held Saturday, July 18, from 9:00-9:30 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. A private family graveside will be held at Salt Lake City Cemetery afterwards. Flowers can be sent to Larkin Mortuary. A video of the services will be available to view after the graveside through Larkin Mortuary.


    Our condolences to Bonnie's family and friends. She was proud of her pioneer ancestors. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, joining in 1996.

    - P. Carson
    Dear Family, we just wanted to express our heartfelt condolences to all of you. We absolutely loved Bonnie and loved serving with her at Covington. She was a joy and always participated in our Sacrament meetings and Family Night meetings. I even sat in her chair once and she didn't even mind. She was so kind and gracious as we knew her and I imagine before we knew her. We are saddened that you, the family could not see her during this Covid crisis and we have been saddened as well not to be able to serve and be with our friends. We are sorry we missed the viewing but wanted to let you know how much we loved Bonnie and we will miss her greatly. Jeff and Diana Lauder

    - Jeff and Diana Lauder