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Bonnie Joy Schnare

March 30, 1943 — September 26, 2022

Bonnie Joy Hugie Schnare, 79, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 26, at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah, with her loving husband at her side.

Bonnie was born March 30, 1943, the youngest of six children to Calvin and Olive Hugie. She grew up in Logan, Utah. and during her early adult life lived in multiple cities within the Pacific Northwest. She rose to be an Operations Officer during her long career in the banking industry. In 1985 she returned to Logan to be near her family where she contentedly lived out the rest of her days. She loved Cache Valley and always reminded us how lucky we were to live in such a beautiful area.

Bonnie is predeceased by her parents; brothers Cecil, Valdon, Rex, and George Hugie; sister Jenett McPolin; and grandchild Amber Leatham. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Keith; sons Kevin (and wife Tina), Kurtis, and daughter Kristi Leatham, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In 1972, in Estacada Oregon, she met the love of her life, Keith Schnare. On June 23, 1973 they were married and began a full and long life together filled with love, adventures, and happiness.

Known as “Aunt Bonnie” to so many, she was the life of every party where her antics and entertainment would bring laughter and joy to everyone. Bonnie would spend as much time singing a silly made up song to one and all as she would talking, especially during gatherings. She loved to play games and never cared whether she won or lost, but she loved it when she “gotcha!” Bonnie would show her “indignation” by giving you the bird or calling you an endearing name when the tables were turned, which would bring everyone to laughter. She loved the holidays and special occasions where she could be surrounded by her family and friends. Her decorations during the Christmas season have always been something special to behold. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren which all “Look just like me”, brought her much pride and joy. Bonnie enjoyed camping and cookouts in the local canyons where she could roast hot dogs and marshmallows while sitting by a mesmerizing fire.

Bonnie had a large social network of friends that she cherished. She was an avid bowler and had many fun experiences with her bowling friends as well as enjoying trips to Wendover. If you were lucky enough to be on the shuttle with her, you were in for lots of laughter. She enjoyed socializing at the Del Mar, pulling antics at Mulligans, and attending Ladies Home Evening parties with her daughter and friends. Bonnie enjoyed concerts, the theater, and always had an excited review after attending something special.

The one thing above all others that brought Bonnie the most happiness in life was traveling the roads, trails, and boardwalks of her “Second Home” Yellowstone. Bonnie has been visiting the Park since she was just a young child. She enjoyed exploring the Park with those she loved, and went there at least once every year of her life. She loved sharing memories and stories of her experiences with everyone. Grand was her favorite geyser and she would wait hours in the sun, wind, and rain just to see it go off. Through the years she took us on many of those journeys, so we know she will absolutely be walking alongside us whenever go. Some of us will undoubtedly hear her singing (out of tune), “Way Down on the Yellowstone River” on those travels ahead.

There will be a viewing Monday October 3rd between 9:30-11:30 am at Nelson’s Funeral Home located at 162 E 400 N in Logan, followed by a short graveside service at 12:00 noon at Logan Cemetery – 1000 N 1200 E in Logan. Messages may be sent to the family online at .

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