Bonita Mae Linton
October 11, 1932 - April 3, 2007
Former Routt County resident Bonita Mae "Bonnie" Linton died April 3, 2007, at the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Craig. She was 74.
Bonita Mae "Bonnie" Bolling was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Chickasha, Okla., to George and Hattie (Bush) Bolling. She was raised and attended school in Sterling, Ill.
Bonnie married Merle Linton on July 15, 1950, in Sterling, Ill., and to this union two children were born. They made their home in Sterling until 1967 when they moved to Denver. They moved to Oak Creek in 1969 and in the following years lived in various places, including Hahn's Peak, Craig and Steamboat Springs. They returned to Craig in 1994 and have resided there since. They have spent the winters in Lake Havasu, Ariz., for the past nine years.
Bonnie was a homemaker and more recently a certified nurse assistant, but in earlier years had worked as a bookkeeper, a telephone operator and for the U.S. Social Security Administration.
She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, reading, collecting antiques and going to flea markets and yard sales.
She is survived by her husband, Merle Linton, of Craig; her sons, Mike and his wife, Eunice Linton, of Craig, and Randall Linton, of Clarkston, Wash.; her grandchildren, Seth and his wife, Jennifer Linton, of Craig, Tara Linton and her fiancee, Blake Hess, of Greeley, Marla and her husband, Jesse Jackson, of Craig; and Levi Linton, of Clarkston, Wash.; her great-grandchildren, Leah and Catcher Jackson and Keira Linton; her sisters, Ann Apple, Carrenia Jo Carlson, of Kent, Wash., and Frances Merkel, of Trenton, N.J.; and brothers, Gary and George Bolling, of Cleburne, Texas.
Memorial services were held April 10, 2007, at Grant Mortuary in Craig with Pastor Doug Zirkle officiating. Bonnie's granddaughter Tara Linton sang "Amazing Grace" and "There Goes My Everything." Bonnie's remains were interred in the Craig Cemetery following the service.