Bonnie April 13, 2022 – Kay, born on July 21, 1949, and Dietrich Mary and Frank Dietrich welcomed Bonnie into the world at Colorado Springs’ Bethel Hospital. Before the family moved to the Black Forest near Colorado Springs, Bonnie lived on a dairy farm in Elbert, Colorado.
In September 1957, Bonnie and her family relocated to Carson City, Nevada. Bonnie graduated from Carson High School on June 4, 1967, after attending Fremont Elementary, Carson Elementary, and Carson Junior High.
Bonnie was involved in the High School band, and choir, Future Teachers of America, Future Homemakers of America, Civil Air Patrol, and Future Homemakers of America (president and outstanding Homemaker for 1967).
In 1972, Bonnie earned her degree from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. She was the Women’s Intramurals Assistant Director and a champion in shuffleboard, badminton golf, and archery ( winning doubles 2 times and singles 4 times)
After moving back to Carson, Bonnie started working as the assistant recreation director for the department and began teaching special education classes at Fritsch Elementary, James Thom School, OARC, and Saint Theresa Catholic School.
Bonnie was involved in the establishment of programs in Elko and Winnemucca as well as the Douglas, Story, and Carson Counties as well as helping to launch the Carson Special Olympics. Bonnie participated in international competitions as a member of the state staff for the Olympics in South Bend, Michigan, Brockport, New York, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Notre Dame)
In 1976, Bonnie started working for the Carson City School District. She was a physical education teacher at Carson Junior High (now Carson Middle School), where she eventually began instructing special education classes to elementary and high school students.
Bonnie restarted the Movers and Doers Program for people with disabilities in the Recreation Department while she was still employed with the District. “I’ve always wanted to improve living conditions for disabled individuals in Carson City.” Bonnie has changed many people’s lives and left her mark on them.
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Bonnie leaves behind her nephew Jeff Kunze, nieces Noelle Williams, Loni Davis, Tanya Kunze, and Simone Amadee. Bonnie has a particular area in Filer, Idaho for all of her cousins. Dan, Kathy, and Sweetums will always miss Bonnie. TILL WE NEXT MEET.
On April 15, there will be a memorial service for Bonnie at the Carson City Community Center Gym. Bonnie asked that everyone wear athletic clothing, such as sweatpants and tennis shoes, or your favorite team’s shirt, for the 2:30 p.m. start time (check in at the East door (facing Mills Park)).