|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1951|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2013|
William Leonard "Bill" Bonnett was born on March 28, 1951 in Sidney Hospital, Sidney, Montana, the son of Leonard Gervase "Bud" Bonnett (1926–1973) and Mary Lee (Gardner) Bonnett (1930–2003).
He moved with his parents and siblings to Southern California in February 1958.
Bill eventually returned to Fairview, Montana to live with his Gardner grandparents and he graduated from Fairview High School in 1969. Moving back to Southern California, he became a contractor and was the owner/operator of Bonnett Concrete Cutting.
He settled in Riverside about 1979 and eventually built himself a home on a hillside there.
Bill was married on April 30, 1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Debra L "Debbi" (Wager) Kolt (1959- ). They later divorced, and Debbi was re-married.
Coping most of his life with juvenile diabetes, Bill passed away on December 22, 2013 in Riverside, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, while survivors include his sons Chad and Cody and his stepson Ryan; his brother Mike; sisters Katy, Debbie and Jenny; and granddaughters Dakota and Chloe.
A Celebration of his Life was held at the Grove Community Church on January 25th. It was Bill's wish for his body to be cremated and his ashes scattered in Montana.
Original obituary in the Sidney Herald, Sidney, Montana, January 12, 2014, with a follow-up obituary in the Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, January 23, 2014
Leonard Gervase Bonnett (1926 - 1973)
Mary Lee Gardner Canter (1930 - 2003)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Sep 2014: Ashes in possission of eldest sister, to be scattered in Montana
Created by: Syd Gardner
Record added: Feb 07, 2014
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