Bonnie Small

Obituary of Bonnie Small

Bonnie Small, 69, of Parker, CO, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on March 18, 2020. Bonnie was born on July 19, 1950 in Redwood Falls, MN.  She was one of six children. She loved and adored her siblings. 

Loving Wife of 46 years to Steve Small.  Devoted Mom and Role Model to Heather (Andrew) Stephenitch and Jennifer (Trent) Getsch.  Beloved Mimi to Ian, Cade and Brynn Stephenitch and Izzy, Lyla and Owen Getsch.  Bonnie was preceded in death by her loving parents, Francis and Phyllis Woelfel. 

Bonnie received her degree in Interior Design and ran her own business where she enjoyed helping friends and clients throughout the years.  Although she loved her work, her career was raising her family and she took great delight in all aspects of their lives. 

Bonnie was a longtime member and active in Parker United Methodist Church.  She treasured the many lifelong friendships that were made there.

Bonnie loved spending her time enjoying the great outdoors with her friends and family.  Whether it was hiking, biking, golfing or gardening, enjoying God’s beauty was something she loved most.  Bonnie’s faith in Jesus showed through in everything she did.  She made it a priority to love others the way Jesus loved her.  

The last 13 years of her life, Bonnie invested much of her time and heart into her 6 grandchildren.  She wanted nothing more than to engage in their lives and watch them grow up.

She will forever be missed by all of her friends and family.

We wanted to give an update on my moms celebration of life that was planned for June 5.  Unfortunately with the current restrictions in Colorado due to covid we have decided to move forward with a small family only funeral.

It is incredibly hard for my dad, sister and I to be making these types of decisions… But at the end of the day, we feel like there's so much uncertainty with even the months to come that it is time for us to put some closure to this. We have realized that the type of celebration of life that my mom deserves and that we would have loved to have had may not be a reality for a very long time.

She does deserve one heck of a celebration and we plan to do so next summer by having a big party and hope that out-of-town friends and family  that wanted to be there can join us then.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Bonnie's memory be made to the American Brain Tumor Association,  https://www.abta.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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