Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Anne Marie Reynolds Bonham, 91, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021. She was born August 30, 1929 to Owen Ford Reynolds and Vernessa Young Reynolds, the oldest of five children. She grew up in Holladay, Utah. She graduated from Granite High School.
Anne married the love of her life, Stanley Bert Bonham on January 2, 1948. Her greatest desire was to have their marriage solemnized in a holy temple. She never gave up believing and trusting in that happening. Joyfully this blessing came on their 44th wedding anniversary in the St. George, Utah LDS temple accompanied by all six of their children. It was the greatest gift Stan ever gave to her.
Anne loved life. She loved people. She made friends wherever she went, even in simple situations like standing in a grocery store line. She drew people to her and they knew that she cared about them. She was a natural chatter box and made life fun for those around her. She was always up for an adventure or a party even in her later years when health issues should have slowed her down. (You should have seen her on her jazzy!) She ran circles around the rest of us. She had boundless energy and would stay up late and get up early. She learned how to work hard as a young girl and continued that practice all her life. She kept a meticulously clean house and yard. Anne loved to serve. She was unselfish and cared more about the needs of others than herself. She supported her loved ones in all their endeavors and was always there for them.
Anne had a passion for beautiful clothes. She loved to buy new clothes. She had closets full of them. She loved to share them and would often give them to her friends. When she moved last September to an assisted living center she didn’t have as much space so she gave many of her clothes to her wonderful friends at Solstice Senior Living. That made her so happy.
Anne’s crowning attribute was her love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She had a strong testimony that never wavered, even during difficult life challenges. She was never afraid to share her testimony with anyone, anytime, in a happy unoffensive way. She was a firm believer in fasting and prayer and consequently received many miracles in her life. This faith was one of the greatest gifts she gave to her children. Anne was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many callings and capacities. She loved to serve.
Anne had the blood of our faithful pioneer ancestors running through her veins. She was as faithful and strong and influential in her generation as were her great grandparents who settled the west. A special hero of hers was her great grandmother Lydia Knight. Anne raised her children with stories of this faithful woman and looked forward to the day when she would meet her.
Anne was a wonderful mother to six children who survive her, Craig (Bev), Leslie Rowe (Steve), Brent (Robin), Scott (Jamie), Judy Cutler (Reed) and Karen Waisath (Curt) as well as 36 grandchildren, 93 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren. Also, survived by her sister Janet Welch and her brother Newel Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Stan; her daughter-in-law, Suzanne Bonham; grandson, Jeffrey Taylor; great-grandsons, Benjamin Bonham, Grant Bonham and Grady McIllece; brother Kay Reynolds and sister Barbara Bryant.
Anne’s family is so grateful for many who have helped and blessed Anne in the past couple of years including Nyla Cook, Char Ruckman and Scott Black. We also cannot say enough about the exceptional care she received at Ashford Assisted Living in Draper. They served her with love and compassion and far surpassed our expectations. Thank you.
There will be a public viewing Friday night January 8th 6:00-8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary located at 1950 East 10600 So. Sandy, Utah and Saturday January 9th at the Hidden Valley 3rd Ward building, 11755 South 2000 East Sandy, Utah 84092 from 9:30-10:45 am.
Funeral services for Anne’s children and grandchildren will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:00 also at the Hidden Valley 3rd ward.
The services will also be available on zoom at the following link: