Bonnie LaRae McGuire Owens, 83, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2020 in Panguitch, after a valiant fight with cancer. She was born January 20, 1937, in Salt Lake City to Claude Nolan and Erma Jessie Fuelling McGuire, the third of nine children. As siblings, they spent many days playing together and causing mischief.
Bonnie married Glen Owens on November 7, 1955, in Fredonia, Arizona, creating a legacy beginning with eight children, 32 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. Glen preceded her in death June 9, 2013.
Bonnie never shied away from hard work or a good time. She worked many years waiting tables at Foy’s Country Corner. She had stories about the famous movie stars she served who were filming westerns in Kanab. After that, she worked at Joe’s Main Street Market until she retired. Retirement was perfect as she and PeeWee packed up their camper and spent weeks on end at "the pass" roasting hot dogs.
Bonnie was a spitfire and the life of the party. If you got her in a crowd, she could captivate an audience. She had a very colorful vocabulary and rarely sugar-coated things. She had a knack for collecting things, one of something was never enough. She was proud of her grandkids and loved supporting them and having them visit. She also inherited a lot of "adopted" kids and grandkids—her doors were open to anyone. Most people in town refer to her as Grandma Bonnie. For years she cooked lunch for anyone that wanted to come. Some of the best discussions happened in Bonnie’s kitchen. Grandma Bonnie will be missed by many. The wrestles will be a little quieter without her iconic cheering.
She is survived by her children: Glenna (Dan) Cottam, Mike (Trudi) Owens, David V. (Lorraine) Owens, Linda (Doug) Owens, JoAnn Day, Bobby (Colleen) Owens, Kory (Jolene) Owens, Brandy (Brandin) Hatch; brothers Nolan (Shanna) McGuire, Shelly (Anne) McGuire, and Michael (Sue) McGuire.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters: Barbara Scott, Jessie Willis, Maureen Merritt, Erma McGuire and Darlene McGuire.
Graveside services and interment will be held on July 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Panguitch City Cemetery. Online guestbook and live streaming of the services can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Bonnie’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
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