Bonna Jean Duffey, 69, graduated to her Heavenly mansion to be with her Lord July 2, 2012. She was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Greeley to Herbert Foos and Esther Schneider. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1960 and attended two years of business college. She met Otto Lynn Duffey at Lowry Air Force Base and they were married Nov. 11, 1962, in Brighton.
As an Air Force wife, Bonnie lived in Okinawa, Florida, Missouri and Montana and then returned to Brighton in 1978 after Otto’s retirement. She worked for First Bank & Trust, United Bank and Norwest Bank for several years. She was recognized as Employee of the Year in 1986 and was awarded a trip to Hawaii. She then worked for Gaunt, Dirrim & Coover as a legal secretary until Judge Vincent Phelps began his judgeship, at which time she went with him as his court clerk until 2004, when she retired.
She was very involved with New River Church, a Foursquare Church in Brighton for the last 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking, baking, gardening, reading (especially scripture), spoiling her two cats and caring for others. She had a beautiful smile, a cheerful heart and was a good and faithful servant.
Bonnie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Otto, of Brighton; son, James Duffey of Broomfield; daughter, Tracey (Galen) Hockett of Brighton; sister, Sharon (John) Tarnosky of Parker; two granddaughters, Amanda (Matthew) Dean and Katie (Joseph) Heinz and six great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1984 and her mother in 1986.
Visitation was Monday, July 9, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, both at Tabor-Rice Funeral Home in Brighton. The graveside service followed at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area “B”.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Bonna J. Duffey Memorial Fund c/o Wells Fargo Bank 15 S. Main St., Brighton, CO 80601 for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society and Front Range Hospice.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home handled the arrangements.