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Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend left this earth on September 26, 2022 and the world lost a true angel. Bonnie Bolduc was born on August 3, 1935, in Sandy, UT to Henry and Florence Terkelson. She was the fifth of six children in their family. She graduated from West High School in June 1953.
After graduation, Bonnie and some friends began attending dances at the Wendover Air Base, where she met Phil Bolduc, one of the Airmen stationed there. Bonnie and Phil dated for several months, and they were married on June 6, 1958. Bonnie had four boys who were her reason for living every day to it’s fullest. In July 1977, sadly, Bonnie was divorced from Phil and spent the rest of her life serving her boys and their families, and her mother (until she passed in 2001).
Bonnie worked for Mountain Bell/US West for 35 years, as a Planning Engineer. She retired in 1990 and moved to West Jordan in 1998. Bonnie was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served in many Church positions including Stake Missionary, Ward/Stake Special Interest Specialist (17 years), and Family History Missionary amongst others. Bonnie was an incredibly talented crafter and loved crocheting.
Bonnie raised her boys, literally around the corner from her mother. This was a great blessing for her boys and her, after her divorce. She lived in the Poplar Grove neighborhood of Salt Lake City for over 30 years. She also truly enjoyed her West Jordan neighborhood and made many friends there.
Mom was an amazing sports fan, when her boys were participating, she never missed a game. Even though she didn’t understand football, she watched intently as Ben and Matt played. She participated as a Scorekeeper in baseball and Church Basketball when her boys played. She even kept score for one of her grandson’s baseball games at 76 years old. She was also a huge fan of the Utah Jazz and BYU football.
Bonnie loved her children and thought that they were her greatest accomplishments. Of course, she was right! She loved her grandchildren too. Her face would light up whenever she was around her grand-children and great-grandchildren. She truly loved the family getting together, it was the happiest time of her life. Bonnie is survived by her children Chris (Trudy) of Huntsville, AL; Bob (Shirleen) of South Jordan; Ben (Nancy) of West Jordan; and Matt (Corinne) of Syracuse; her brother Van (Sue) Terkelson of Fruitland; her 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, two brothers and two sisters.
The family wishes to acknowledge all of Bonnie’s many friends. You were each incredibly special to her and she loved you so much!
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Welby 1st Ward, 9376 South 4000 West, West Jordan, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the funeral services at the ward beginning at 11:00 AM. Entombment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
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My condolences go out to the Bolduc family. Bonnie was my neighbor growing up. She was such a nice woman and very strong raising her boys as a single mother. She also cared for her elderly mother. She was such a wonderful person.
I find it curious that my father, Howard Bethers, passed away only days before her. He is also right next to her obituary on Larkin's Website :)
Bonnie was like a second Mother to me. There were many times I was there with the Bolduc's for family activities. They included me, and Bonnie was always so wonderful. Thanks Bonnie for the wonderful influence you had on me. May you feel the love your family feels for you at this time. To they family - May you feel the peace and love of our Savior at this time. The plan of our Father in Heaven is a blessing to each and all of us.
We express our feelings of sorrow at Bonnies death. We expected to attend the funeral today but health reasons did not allow it.