Bonnie Petty September 22, 1940 ~ February 14, 2024

Bonnie Petty passed away peacefully surrounded by love on February 14, 2024, in her cherished hometown of Blanding, Utah.  Born on September 22, 1940 to the late Clarence and Myrtle Perkins, Bonnie’s kindhearted nature and infectious smile were a blessing to all who knew her.
 Bonnie was predeceased by her husband George Petty, her siblings Chloe Ann Shumway, Tony Perkins, and Tim Perkins. She is survived by her children, Joe (Ulene) Petty and Kim (Eric) Hechtl; her beloved grandchildren, Jolean (Seth) Smith, Chase Petty, Steven Hechtl, Jeremy (Kendra) Hechtl, and Nathan (Makayla) Hechtl; and her adored great-grandchildren, Caleb, Luke, Nora, Evelyn, and Amelia. Bonnie’s memory will be forever held in the hearts of her surviving siblings Gaylene Hurst, Susie Boland, Trudy Latham, Lelia Jones, Corey Perkins, and her many nieces, nephews, and friends who became family over the years.
On August 31, 1956, Bonnie united in marriage with George Petty, and together they embarked on a lifelong adventure. With unwavering support, Bonnie helped George establish A-1 Drilling Company, where she initially worked alongside him on the rig. As the heartbeat of her family, she later devoted herself to raising their children, instilling in them values of love and hard work. 
Bonnie’s warmth extended to her professional life. For many years she was the bookkeeper for the drilling business. After they retired from the drilling business, she went to work for Clarks Market. She was the friendly face in the deli, always eager to share a conversation with patrons. Later, working at the college with her sister Susie, she became affectionately known as the ‘Salad Bar Lady,’ remembered for her kindness and the special attention she gave to each student.
Bonnie was everyone’s friend; not a soul could pass by without a warm greeting, or a story shared. She had the kind of friendly demeanor that made strangers feel like long-lost pals. Bonnie’s love for life extended to her many interests. An avid fisherwoman, gardener, and camper, she found solace in the beauty of nature, whether in her garden, the mountains, or at Lake Powell. Sewing was another passion, as was celebrating the 4th of July with her family, where she could be seen helping her grandkids gather candy, her laughter mingling with the joyous chaos. The sight of hummingbirds returning to her front yard each season brought her immense happiness.
Bonnie’s life was a testament to the power of love and the strength of community bonds. As we look back on the time we shared with her, we are reminded of the laughter, the wisdom, and the uncompromising care she bestowed upon us all. Her memory will be cherished and her life celebrated as we carry forward the love she so freely gave.
As the sun sets on a life so vibrantly lived, we bid farewell to Bonnie Petty, a beacon of light in the lives she touched. While we mourn her passing, we also rejoice in having known such a remarkable soul. Bonnie’s journey on this earth may have come to an end, but her influence will continue to be felt for generations to come. We take comfort in knowing she is at peace, leaving us with a legacy of love that will endure forever.

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