Bonnie Colleen Lounsbury Nielsen
Bonnie Colleen Lounsbury Nielsen, 65, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016, in her home, surrounded by family, after a long valiant fight against cancer.
Bonnie was born in Norwalk, Connecticut to Everett and Ruth Lounsbury on May 14, 1950. She is the youngest of 13 children who loved spending time together outdoors. She had fond memories of ice skating on frozen creeks and her pet raccoon. When she was 15 her family moved to St. George, Utah. Bonnie graduated from Dixie High School in 1968.
She then attended Evans School of Cosmetology in Cedar, Utah. She met the love of her life Clint Nielsen and they were married in 1980 in Helena, Montana. They were later sealed in the Jordan River Temple.
For 17 years Bonnie ran a daycare in her home in Sandy, Utah, so that she could be home with her children. In 1997, the family moved to St. George and ran a successful bail bonds business where Bonnie thoroughly enjoyed helping people. Everyone respected and loved her because of her passion for service.
Bonnie was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings but her most rewarding was being a facilitator for the LDS 12 Step Addiction Program. She was very compassionate and had the ability to touch people’s lives and see the best in everyone.
Bonnie is preceded in death by her son; Matthew, parents, brother; Chet and sister; Marie, her father and mother-in-law Charles and Retha Nielsen. She is survived by her husband; Clint, her daughter; Mindy (Kevin) Pierce, son; Ben Barton, son; Aaron (Katrina), son; Mike (Jill), daughter; Candice (Joshua), daughter; Sommer (Justin) Stock, son; Tyson (Natalie), and 18 grandchildren. She was fully committed to the happiness and overall wellbeing of her children and grandchildren. Nobody could have loved a family more than she loves hers. They were the joy and purpose of her life; she loves her family to the moon and back.
The family would like to express appreciation to the hospice workers at Community Nursing Services, her physical therapists and the lymph edema therapists for the kindness and care they showed to Bonnie.
A viewing will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 110 Bluff Street, in Saint George, Utah. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the LDS Chapel located at 1285 North Bluff Street, in Saint George, Utah with a viewing from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Funeral Services will be held from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Bonnie’s guestbook at www. spilsburymortuary.com.