Bonny Lynn Egbert Soltys passed away peacefully on November 3, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. She was born March 5, 1937 at her family home in Kaysville; the eldest child and only daughter of Ira Jim Egbert and Larna Bernice Rigby Egbert.
She attended Kaysville Elementary, North Davis Junior High School, and graduated from Davis High School and the John R. Barnes (LDS) Seminary with the Class of 1954. She grew up on the family farm with summers spent in the family orchard learning the values and work ethics that she would carry throughout her life. She was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In the spring of 1954 and for the next few years, Bonny worked at Barnes Banking Company. She retired from Hill Air Force Base in November 1990 with more than 30 years of civil service. During her life she received several awards and recognitions, such as the Silver Gleaner Award from the LDS Church, civil service awards and bowling trophies.
She married Robert Andrew Soltys on December 20, 1962. They had one child, a daughter Lynn, who is the pride and joy of Bonny's life. They divorced in 1968.
Bonny was a loving and devoted mother and a great example and inspiration to her daughter and to those who were blessed to know her. She provided generous service to others and loved time spent with her family and friends, including her extended family of the Rigby's and Egbert's. She was the one person you would always want to sit next to at family gatherings because she knew every family member by name, most of their birthdays and who belonged to who on each branch of the family tree.
She enjoyed bowling, concerts and theatre performances, traveling, word search puzzles, crocheting, activities with the seniors, and watching TV game shows and programs.
In 2007 Bonny was a survivor of colon cancer, having had it diagnosed early the surgery was successful with no additional treatments required.
During her lifetime she traveled to Hawaii, a cruise to the Caribbean and a senior trip to Graceland, home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee. With her daughter as her traveling companion, she enjoyed traveling to Europe; cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska; and various senior trips including Branson, Missouri and musical performances at Tuacahn Amphitheatre just outside of St. George, Utah.
Bonny said, "My life has been pretty special. I'm a very lucky person to have been part of two great families and to enjoy the group of friends I have had".
She is survived by her daughter Lynn (Don) Garrington of Mission Viejo, California; her youngest brother, Blaine (Carol) Egbert of Goodyear, Arizona; her sister-in-law, Peggy Egbert of Bountiful, Utah ; and three nieces, Tracy (Norm) Allen, Tammy (John) Nuttall, Trudy (Dallas) Moulton and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents Ira and Bernice Egbert; her brother I.J. Egbert; niece Tiffany; and her furry four-legged "granddog" Bentley.
As her daughter, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to all those who loved and provided compassionate service to my mom including but not limited to family, friends, neighbors and the caregivers and nursing staff of Sunridge Assisted Living of Layton.
I would also like to recognize the exceptional care provide by all the staff, CNAs and nursing staff of Stonehenge of Ogden where mom spent the last eight months of her life and to Sydney, Shannon, Josie, Crysten and Debbie from Atlas Homecare & Hospice.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main Street, Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the services. Interment in the Kaysville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and out of love for her rescued “granddog” Bentley, please make donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Bonny's obituary page.