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Bonnie Wilde Sparrow Laird, 82, of Eureka, Utah passed away on August 12, 2010. Bonnie was born August 29, 1927 in Mammoth, Utah to Clarence and Louise Bauer Wilde. She was the second oldest of fourteen children. Bonnie spent her early childhood years in Eureka until moving to Dividend at the age of eight. Bonnie attended schools in Goshen and Payson, where she graduated in 1945.
Bonnie married Leo Sparrow in 1947 and were later sealed in the Logan Utah Temple. Tragically, Leo passed away on July 25, 1956. Bonnie later married Fred Laird in 1959. Fred passed away on January 4, 2000.
Bonnie was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was known for her quick-witted personality and her unconditional love toward others. Throughout her life she was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many different callings. Bonnie was active in many community clubs and particularly enjoyed sewing, doll collecting and spending time with her family. Bonnie was a devoted fan of the Utah Jazz and a loyal viewer of The Price Is Right. Bonnie retired from Tooele Army Depot after working 19 years. She did everything from driving forklift to painting army tanks. Bonnie valued the many long-lasting friendships with her coworkers.
Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Peggy Snell of Eureka, Utah; sons Larry (Debbie) Sparrow of Tooele, Utah, Randy (Jana) Sparrow of Eureka, Utah, and Brian (Sonja) Laird of Eureka, Utah; sisters Lois Thurgood, Janice (Richard) Hore, Sandy Fralix, Wendy Santo; brothers Glen (Barbara) Wilde, Vance (Francis) Wilde, Heber (Sue) Wilde, Michael (Lil) Wilde, Wayne (Mona) Wilde; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leo and Fred; parents, Clarence and Louise; a son, Gordon; and brothers, Ralph, Jack, Jerry, and Lynn.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 18th at 11 am at the Eureka LDS Ward Chapel, 70 E. Main Street. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 pm at the Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin, and on Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment, Payson City Cemetery.