Bonnie J. Vendel

August 8th, 1927May 11th, 2018

Longtime Boulder resident Bonnie Jean Vendel, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Longmont. She was 90 years old.

Bonnie was born on August 8, 1927 in Cleburne, Kansas, the daughter of Bertha S. (Nordgren) and Claude W. Vendel. She moved with her family to Boulder in 1938. She attended and graduated from Boulder High School in 1945. Immediately following high school she went to work for Mountain Bell Telephone Company where she worked as a Chief Operator. She retired after 36 years with the telephone company.

Bonnie was a faithful caregiver for her parents. She enjoyed embroidering, crafts and decorating her home. She always made sure her families graves were decorated at various occasions earning her the affectionate title of “Keeper of the Grave”. She was a faithful member of the Calvary Bible Church in Boulder.

She didn’t have children of her own, so Bonnie always made sure her nieces and nephews had special birthdays and holidays.

Preceding Bonnie in death were her parents, siblings Bertil “Bert” Vendel, Claude Vendel Jr., and Donald Vendel.

Surviving family member include her sister Ramona Nicholson, nieces Ivy Johnston, Dawn Burke, and Victoria Bundy.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 2:00 PM at the Calvary Bible Church in Boulder. A visitation with the family will begin at 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM, on Thursday at the church.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial be made in Bonnie’s name to the Life Care Center in Longmont.

Friends may share condolences with the family online at www.darrellhowemortuary.com

Services

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 17, AT 2:00 PM, AT CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH IN BOULDER.

VISITATION WITH THE FAMILY WILL START AT NOON UNTIL TIME OF THE SERVICE ON THURSDAY AT THE CHURCH.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE IN BONNIE'S NAME TO THE LIFE CARE CENTER IN LONGMONT.

Cemetery

Mountain View Memorial Park

Location

None

Church

Calvary Bible Church, Boulder | Map

Condolences

I never forgot you, Bonnie! I started my Mountain Bell career with you in 1960 and learned how to be successful throughout my life by your genuine kindness. I never forgot you and thought of you often. May you rest in God's loving hands and know some day we will meet again. My prayers to the family you leave behind. Lovingly, Barbara Jaramillo Barela
Bonnie was a blessing in everyone's life that knew her. She was a gentle soul, full of love and faith. It was a pleasure to have known her. Thinking of all of you at this time of your loss. We have gained an angel. Rest in peace! Fran Chavez
Bonnie hired me as a telephone operator for Mountain Bell on July 2, 1973, after I graduated from Boulder High School on June 4th that same year. She was always an encouraging and supportive person. I did not see her obituary announcement in the paper otherwise I would have attended her celebration of life. My condolences to the Vendel Family. Roxana Pinkston Madrid
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