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Bonnie Lynn Kuehner Gilchrist
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1944
Moscow
Latah County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 8, 2008
Leavenworth
Chelan County
Washington, USA

Bonnie Lynn Gilchrist, 63, a resident of Leavenworth, passed away on May 8, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. Bonnie was born at Moscow, ID to John and Melba (Scoville) Kuehner on December 16, 1944. She was raised in Palouse and graduated as Salutatorian from Palouse High School in 1963. She received a BA in Business from Washington State University in 1967. On October 18, 1976, she married Robert "Bob" Gilchrist at Colfax, WA. Bonnie and Bob lived in Colfax and Lewiston, ID, before settling in Leavenworth in 2005. Bonnie was an active member of Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed singing in the church choir, participating in the women's ministry team and acting as secretary of the Sunday school. She held bookkeeping and accounting positions for many years and became a certified financial advisor for Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors in 1996. She was also an active member of the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and the Leavenworth Women's Exchange. Bonnie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Bob of the family home; her father, John Kuehner of Palouse; children, Brenda Kappos of Los Alamitos, CA, Jenna Shannon of New York City and Craig Gilchrist of Colfax; stepchildren, Diane Gilchrist of Colfax, Dorene Hunter of Walla Walla and Brian Gilchrist of Genesee, ID; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brothers, Larry Kuehner of Harrisburg, OR and Steve Kuehner of Colton, WA. A Funeral Service of Commemoration to Celebrate the Life of Bonnie Lynn Gilchrist will be held at the Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Jon Vandel officiating. Graveside Services and Burial will be held at the Colfax Cemetery on Friday, May 16, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions, in Bonnie's name, may be made to the Upper Valley Christian School at 111 Ski Hill Drive, Leavenworth, WA 98826. Ward's Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth is in charge of the arrangements. 
 
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 Parents:
  John E Kuehner (1918 - 2013)
  Melba Elelyn Scoville Kuehner (1920 - 1984)
 
Burial:
Colfax Cemetery
Colfax
Whitman County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Teresa
Record added: May 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26775155
Bonnie Lynn <i>Kuehner</i> Gilchrist
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