John Allen Bonner

john bonner

September 23, 1926 ~ September 6, 2011

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

John Allen Bonner, 84, passed away Sept. 6, 2011. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Bonner; and son, Raymond Bonner. Survived by children, Roy (Joan) Bonner of Washington, Okla. and Robert (Nancy) Bonner of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister, Nellie Mae Garcia of Bryan, Texas; sister-in-law, Betty Ann (Lee) Petty of Florence, Colo.; grandchildren, Judi Zupancic, Le Sher Armijo, Kendace Bonner (Brad Farbo), Sharon (Greg) Eades, Carla Bonner, Mark (Amy) Brooks and Mary (Jorge) Aguilar; and 11 great-grandchildren. John was born to George Raymond and Mary Ida Bonner on September 23, 1926, in Monaville, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. John married Doris Elaine Kelsay on July 31, 1946, in Pueblo. He retired from Petty Meat Company after 38 years of service. John was inducted into the Pueblo Bowlers' Hall of Fame and attended 29 national bowling tournaments. He prided himself in attending family sporting events and was the family athletes' number one fan! John was past trustee of Eagles Aerie # 145 and a member of BPO Elks # 90. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Service, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Jayme Montera officiating. Memorials may be made to Eagles Aerie # 145 or Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Bob & Nancy,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. My thoughts and prayers are with you both; in this difficult time.

  2. Bob and Nancy,
    Mike and I are so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  3. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of John’s family and friends. We enjoyed all the wonderful times we shared with John, and Doris, on our National Bowling trips; they were very enjoyable people. John will be sadly missed. Steve and Shirl Bateman

  4. Bob, so sorry for your loss. I have to think that your weeks of caring for him will make this time both peaceful and heartbreaking. Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer during this time. Take care. Robin

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