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Bonnie June Stumpp

June 15, 1938 — October 8, 2022

Bonnie June (Davis) Stumpp was born June 15, 1938. With her arrival into this world, she brought with her a strength beyond expectation. For those of us who knew her, she was a pillar upon which we built our lives. Her early years were spent as a tomboy growing up in the desert of Utah. She, while one of eleven children, was never one to disappear in a crowd. Bonnie's boisterous laugh was always as distinguishable as her sharp and cutting sense of humor.


In September of 1957, she eloped with her life's love Dick William Stumpp. She would often tell the story of how they left Utah, heading to Wendover, Nevada, to get married, only to find everything closed. Not to be deterred, they continued, town by town across Nevada, until they finally found an open place 109 miles away in Elko where they were married.


Over the next five years, Bonnie and Dick had four children, Jeanette in March 1958, Richard in April of 1959, Timothy in August of 1960, and Glenn in January of 1962. In December of 1962, Dick was killed in an industrial accident. Bonnie never remarried.


Bonnie raised her family in Star Valley, Wyoming, next to her beloved inlaws William and Jeanette Stumpp. She was well known as the lunch lady at the Star Valley School district, where she worked for many years. In 1990 she moved to Pocatello to be closer to some of her family. Bonnie then worked for 10 years at ISU as the custodian for the Liberal Arts Building and was an active volunteer with the Bannock Humane Society for over twenty years. She retired from ISU in 2001.


In the evening of October 8, 2022, Bonnie was lost to cancer while surrounded by the love and humor that she so often relished in during her life. Bonnie is survived by three of her children, Jeanette, Richard, and Glenn (Mary), as well as by her unofficially "adopted" daughter Kathy Benjamin. Nine Grandchildren, Adrian, Julian, Kevin, Tiffany, TJ, Taylor, Casseopia, Sylvester, and Edward. And by eight Great-grandchildren Alexander, Cadence, Eli, Chole, Kinsley, Jade, Oliver, and Raphael.


Bonnie's strength carried her through the loss of many family members, including her husband, Dick, her son Timothy and a Great-granddaughter, Mireya. Those of us who knew her and have built our lives upon this pillar will always share in her strength, humor, and love.


A viewing will be held for Bonnie on October 22 from 11:00 AM until 11:45 AM at the Smoot Ward, 3166 State HWY 241 Smoot, WY 83126. Her interment will follow at 1:30 PM at the Afton Cemetery, Madison Road, Afton, WY 83110.


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