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Bonnie Lea Burk Batchelor
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1923
Caddo County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 2009
Grand Junction
Mesa County
Colorado, USA

Bonnie Lea Batchelor
February 10, 1923 - March 27, 2009

Bonnie Lea Batchelor passed away March 27, 2009 at LaVilla Grande Care Center in Grand Junction, Colorado after a courageous battle with cancer. Her daughters were at her bedside as she joined our Lord. Bonnie was born February 10, 1923 in Caddo County, Oklahoma to Homer Burk and Leah Henley. She spent her early childhood in Oklahoma before moving with her family to Palisade, Colorado. She married Alfred Sherman Batchelor on February 12, 1938. Alfred was a rancher. Bonnie was a wife and mother of nine children. In addition to raising their children, Bonnie loved fishing, camping, gardening, cooking and canning. She didn't allow anyone to visit her home and leave hungry. Later in her life, she put those cooking skills to work at the Clifton Elementary School and Mesa Manor Nursing Home. Bonnie was a lifelong member of the Clifton Christian Church and ensured that the church was also an important part of her children's lives. She was the cornerstone of her family, and will be truly missed. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Sherman Batchelor; a son, Kenneth Ray Batchelor; and a daughter, Shirley Jean Batchelor. She is survived by three daughters, Vickie (Fred) Lamb of Grand Junction, CO; Sharon (Jack) Cheskaty of Grand Junction, CO, and Bonnie G. (Richard) Heinsma of Grand Junction, CO: four sons: Donald (Jean) Batchelor of Louisville, CO; Allan (Nina) Batchelor of Ozark, MO; Bill (Charlie) Batchelor of Amarillo, TX; and Eddie (Terri) Batchelor of Grand Junction, CO: two sisters; Bernice VanZant of Delta, CO and Nettie Macintosh of Fruita, CO: one brother, Doyle Burk of Kansas City, KS: 24 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday March 31, 2009 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Clifton Christian Church, 615 1-70 Business Loop with Roger Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow at the Palisade Cemetery. Following her interment, all her friends and family are invited to a reception in her memory at the Clifton Christian Church Memorial contributions may be made to Clifton Christian Church or the Alzheimer's Association , 2232 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on 3/29/2009 
Palisade Cemetery
Mesa County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Lady in Red
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
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Bonnie Lea <i>Burk</i> Batchelor
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I miss you mom, your in my heart forever.Love You
- Bonnie Heinsma
 Added: May. 3, 2012

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Feb. 7, 2010

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