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Dena Karen Wilkerson Bonnell
Birth: Aug. 14, 1945
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 2000
Mountain View
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Dena Bonnell, 55, longtime Mtn. View council member

Dena Bonnell, who served on the Mountain View City Council from 1988 to 1997, has died. She was 55.

"To say she was a pillar of the community would be trite," said Mountain View Mayor Rosemary Stasek. "There are so many wonderful programs and projects in our city that have Dena's imprint."

Bonnell, who had been in failing health for several years, died Friday at El Camino Hospital after a battle with pneumonia. A native of San Francisco, she was raised in Los Altos and lived in Mountain View for 35 years. In addition to serving on the City Council, she was Mountain View School District trustee from 1978 to 1988, a member of the Environmental Planning Commission from 1984 to 1988 and on the Moffett Federal Airfield advisory commitee from 1996 to 1997. She also served on the Mountain View Library Foundation. For the past year she served on the board of KMVT, Mountain View's public access television station.

In addition to her civic life, Bonnell was controller for Valley Oil Co. for 25 years.

She graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara with a degree in English and a minor in finance.

Bonnell was preceded in death by her son, Scott L. Bonnell. She is survived by daughter, Kristi L. Bonnell; brother Gary Wilkerson; former husband Jerry Bonnell; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and granddaughter Madison Ashley Karen Bonnell.

Public memorial services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion.

San Jose Mercury News, Monday November 13, 2000 
 
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 Parents:
  Elmer Clyde Wilkerson (1912 - 1982)
  Theresa Mayme Merrell Wilkerson (1917 - 1985)
 
 Children:
  Scott Lee Bonnell (1970 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gate Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Los Altos
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Queen of Peace, Row 25, Grave 13
 
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