Surrounded by her family, Bonnie Lou Nordfelt Day returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father on March 8.
She was born on March 30, 1941, to Charles Junior and Ellen Tolboe Nordfelt in Salina, Utah. In February of 1954, the Nordfelt family moved to Moab, where Day remained the majority of her life. Day was the eldest of seven siblings and was like a second mother to all of them.
Day was raised by extremely loving and nurturing parents and these attributes were definitely passed on to her. Her love for her Heavenly Father, family and friends were her greatest passion.
Day met her soulmate, Larry J. Day, while attending Grand County High School. They were married on June 22, 1959, in Moab. Together they raised three children. Their family spent all of their spare time camping, hunting, boating, Jeeping and just having fun. In their later years, they built a beautiful mountain cabin together.
As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Day participated in many church callings. She also worked in various occupations, such as banking and education. With all of this, she still manage to be the greatest cook, keep an immaculate home, and crochet beautiful afghans for every single family member including siblings.
Her family said, “Our mother will be so missed. She devoted her life caring for her children, grandchildren and husband. Her heart was broken after losing our father on Sept. 9, 2010, and it never quite healed. We feel so honored to be blessed with the most wonderful mother in the world. She gave us the greatest gift of all, love and compassion. She taught us in times of trouble, that we could always count on our Heavenly Father and our family. We are so thankful for the example she set for us. Her beautiful blue eyes, her smile and love will be in our hearts and souls to live forever.”
Day is survived by her three children, Larry Kim (Betty) of Grantsville; Todd (Robin), of Price; and Tricia (Dave), of Kansas City, Missouri. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her brothers, Craig (Dixie) and Kirtly (Gay); and her sisters, MoNene (Bill) Manzanares; Dana (Norm) Springer; and SuEllen (Richard) Denison. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Glenda Nordfelt, and her brother-in-law Gary Day. Waiting for her on the other side were her husband, Larry J. Day, parents, granddaughter Sidney Ellen Day, brother Dennis Nordfelt, and sister-in-law Doralyn Nielson.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 13, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center, 701 Locus Lane. A viewing was held on Tuesday, March 12, at the Spanish Valley Mortuary. Burial followed at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.