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Bonita Marie  Bogstie
June 17, 1930
Wales, North Dakota
January 9, 2018
Edmonds, Washington
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Bonita "Bonnie" Marie Bogstie

June 17, 1930 - January 09, 2018

Bonnie was born to John and Rose Icheln in Wales, North Dakota, where she grew up and graduated from High School. She had three brothers, (one of which died as a baby, and one who died at the age of 12), and two sisters. Like many at that time, the family endured the hardships of the 'Great Depression', while holding on to deep religious values.

On her eighteenth birthday, Bonnie went to a dance, where she met Merle Bogstie, known to everyone as "Bud". The young couple married in 1954 and had two children while living in North Dakota. The need for work sent them west, and they settled in Seattle, where they had two more children.

Bonnie was the traditional housewife and mother. While caring for her family, she also sometimes wrote poetry. She loved music (and musicals), and enjoyed the flowers that she planted around the family home. Her enjoyment of gardening led her to volunteer at her parish church, making sure that the...


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