Bonnie Jean (Richards) Allen, born August 10, 1935, passed away surrounded by her three daughters at Legacy House in Farmington, Utah on April 14, 2022.
She was born to Rais and Harriet Richards in Logan, Utah. Bonnie was raised in Cache Valley, Utah. She attended Logan High School and was married to Gerald Dee Allen in 1956.
Bonnie and Gerald moved to Layton, Utah in 1958, where they raised their four children. They loved their home on Hawthorne Street and became acquainted with many lifelong friends. The Allens later moved to Fruit Heights, Utah and again found themselves surrounded by many close friends.
Bonnie worked and golfed at H.A.F.B., She completed her career and retired, but not from golfing.
After retirement, the next venture would be spending time at Bear Lake, where they built a beautiful dream cabin, not to far from what they called, “their golf course.” It became the families’ favorite get-away for golfing, 4-wheeling, boating, and Bonnie’s favorite: counting boats on the lake.
Bonnie and Gerald decided golfing only half a year wasn’t enough, so they purchased a home in Saint George, Utah. Now, golf became one eternal round. There, they developed many deep friendships and a new destination for their family to visit.
After Gerald, (the love of Bonnie’s life) passed, she accepted a calling to work in the Saint George Temple. She cherished her time and memories at the temple and loved to be with her fellow workers.
Bonnie was very active outdoors and indoors, she could out walk any of her friends on the trails of Saint George and Bear Lake. She was a master of endurance, while playing dominoes with her grandchildren. Bonnie always bragged on her grandchildren and reveled in their successes.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Rais and Harriet Richards, husband Gerald Dee Allen, brothers, Cardell and Carl Richards, son Mike Allen and grandson Trace Blackner.
Bonnie is survived by her three daughters, Kathy (Tyler) Blackner, Cindy Chamberlain, Tammy (Allen) Petty and their families; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday April 18, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Bonnie’s obituary page.
Interment will be held at Hyrum City Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.