Bonnie Marie (Asay) Hutchinson

Bonnie Marie (Asay) Hutchinson, 71, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family on Sunday, Oct. 18, in Evanston. Bonnie was born Jan. 31, 1949, in Cody, to Wayne and Dorothy Asay. In 1966, Bonnie met the love of her life, Gene Hutchinson, and they were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on March 5, 1971.

Bonnie was a very strong woman, emotionally and spiritually, and had a strong testimony in the LDS faith. She enjoyed attending Sunday services, and taught her family the importance of having the gospel in their lives. Bonnie was a one-of-a-kind, free-spirited soul who lived life to the fullest despite the many challenges she faced. Bonnie faced every challenge with dignity, humility, and a heart full of positive, upbeat personality that made others want to be in her presence. She was as beautiful inside as she was on the outside.

Bonnie lived a fulfilling life as a loving wife and mother to five children. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much — always looking forward to their visits, calls and quality time spent. She spent her time dedicated to her family.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Gene Hutchinson; daughters, Michelle (Steve) Anderson and Heidi (Richard) Neff; sons, Bryon (Leslie) Hutchinson, Kenneth (Cleonice) Hutchinson and Nathan (Chelsey) Hutchinson; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her parents, Wayne and Dorothy Asay; her brothers, Brad (Audrey) Asay, Bernard (Kathy) Asay, Harris (Marion) Asay; and a sister, Cristi (Scott) Sidwell.

There will be a graveside funeral service for Bonnie at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Evanston City Cemetery.

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