December 4, 1919 ~ June 7, 2016
Bonnie Jean Ottinger Cross passed away June 7, 2016, age 96, in Pueblo CO. She was born in Gentry AR, grew up in Omaha NE, and was a long-time resident of Scottsbluff NE and Denver CO before moving to Pueblo in 2011.
She is survived by 3 children: Catherine (Edwin) Scriven, Pueblo County CO; Patricia (Benjamin) Withers, Houston TX; and Ted Cross, Denver CO;
5 grandchildren: Edwin (Diane) Scriven, Las Vegas NV; Matthew Withers, Brunswick MD; Elizabeth (Keith) Sunshine, Jackson WY; Anne (Steve) Elliott, Dachet, England; and Selene Scriven, Ft. Collins CO. ;
7 great-grand children: Levi, Liam and Lyle Scriven, Las Vegas NV; Deacon and Griffin Withers, Brunswick MD; and Zoe and Dylan Elliott, Dachet, England;
Sister-in-law Margaret Buckendorf, Lincoln NE and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Cross, parents Arthur and Gertrude Ottinger, sister Dorothy Leistner, and brother Dean Ottinger.
Bonnie was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. She enjoyed singing in church choirs and other musical groups, attending plays and concerts, playing bridge, watching sports on tv – especially golf, baseball and football, reading novels, and traveling in the USA and Canada. She was an active member of Methodist Women and Church Women United, holding various offices through the years. She also worked full or part time for various business offices and banks in Nebraska and Colorado.
At her request, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial celebration of life at Cross Point Church, 405 E. Grant St, Pueblo CO on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. Urn placement will be at Grace United Methodist Church, Denver CO on June 26, 2016. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Chancel Choir, Grace United Methodist Church, 4905 E. Yale Ave., Denver CO 80222. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com