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Bonnie Marie Whiting

August 15, 1935 — March 23, 2024

Spanish Fork

Bonnie Marie Whiting, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on March 23, 2024, in Spanish Fork, Utah at the age of 88.  She was born on August 15, 1935 in Woods Cross, Utah to parents Carol Louise (Powers) and Rolland N. Cahoon.

 

Bonnie was raised and grew up in the Woods Cross and Salt Lake Valley area. She met her sweetheart Vearl Edison “Ed” Whiting at the Brigham Young University while at a school dance. Bonnie and Ed were soon married on August 26, 1954, in Woods Cross, Utah. 

 

After the youngest of their three children were born in 1962, they moved from the Salt Lake area to Southern California.  During their 49 years of married life, they also lived in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Chicago area, moving back to central California in 1995. After Ed’s passing in 2005, Bonnie remained in California until she decided to return to where she grew up in the Woods Cross area in 2013.

 

While living in California and after the youngest of their children started elementary school, Bonnie went back to her university studies while continuing to help raise the children. As a result of her dedicated effort, she completed the requirements to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from California State University at Fullerton in June of 1976. This led her to a career in the healthcare field, working as a Speech Pathologist and later as a Dental Surgery Assistant.

 

As an artistic, creative person, Bonnie enjoyed oil painting, interior decorating, and landscape design. The world of science captured her interest as well, especially neuroscience. She was also an enthusiastic volunteer who served as a tour guide at the Chicago Zoo during their time in Illinois. Undaunted, her diverse interests surprisingly included assuming construction management responsibilities for their home while living in Kansas City.

 

Bonnie was a long-standing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She especially loved working with primary children, including being the Primary Chorister and teaching Sunday School.

 

Survived by sons, Clark E. Whiting (Clark, Colorado) and Michael C. Whiting (Pismo Beach, California); daughter, Carrie M. Gordon (Santa Barbara, California); four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Ed Whiting; parents Carol and Rolland Cahoon; and brothers William and Samuel Cahoon. 

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Lindquist’s Bountiful Mortuary, 727 N. 400 E. Bountiful, Utah, where friends and family may gather to visit from 9:30-10:30am prior to the service.  Interment will follow at the Bountiful City Cemetery.


The services will be live-streamed and can be viewed by going to www.lindquistmortuary.com and scrolling to the bottom of Bonnie's obituary page on the date and time of the service.

 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary

727 N 400 E, Bountiful, UT 84010

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