Bonnie Evelyn Ray Belliston was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edwin Lincoln and Gwen Evelyn (Andrews) Ray September 30, 1938. She graduated from South High School in 1956.
She was sealed for time and eternity to her high school sweetheart, James Edward Belliston in the Manti, Utah LDS temple on July 22, 1958.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Belliston, father Ted Ray, Mother Gwen Ray, sister Shirley Green, sister Dolores Johnson, and granddaughter Julie Anuszkiewicz.
She is survived by her son, Michael Ray (Lisa), son Edward Scott (Sherry), son Henry Tyler (Amanda), daughter Amy Rowan (Ryan), 14 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.
Bonnie and Ed had an amazing beginning to their marriage as they traveled all over the country working for the US government before settling and raising a family in Ukiah, CA for 30 years. She spent her later years in Utah.
Bonnie was very talented. She was part of South High School’s accapala choir and Salt Lake Symphony Choir. She had a beautiful low alto voice. She taught her boys how to sing 3 part harmony when they were little and enjoyed watching them perform. She participated in Sweet Adelines groups and quartets. She was part of the 1964 New York City World’s Fair Mormon Pavilion where she performed with the “singing mothers.” She kept busy dressing Amy up in cute costumes and having her sing for special events. Bonnie was also known for her sewing and crafting skills. She made Halloween costumes, school production costumes, stuffed animals, blankets, clothes, dolls. She painted and most famously designed and painted rock dolls made from flat river rocks and built and hand painted into funny, famous, or personalized characters. She took classes and developed a magnificent skill of cake decorating and took pride in designing cakes for all family celebrations. She loved traveling with Ed to visit grandkids. She loved music. She loved family games. She loved animals and beautiful gardens.
Bonnie passed peacefully at home. She had so many positive influences in her life which led her to a firm testimony of her Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. She was loved, not just by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, but by neighbors, friends, children’s friends, and care givers. Her family made her the happiest.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 7th, 2023 with a viewing held prior from Noon to 12:45 pm. All services will be held at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N 100 E- Tremonton, UT). Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Tremonton, UT. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed below.
All family members will be invited to a luncheon at 3 pm at the Tremonton Stake Center (660 N. 300 E- Tremonton).
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