Bonnie Rae Dykes Jorgensen, loving Mother, Sister, Aunt, Friend and Nanny, returned to her Father in Heaven on February 7, 2013.
Mom was born on December 1, 1932 to Isaac Franklin Dykes and Lida Caldwell. She grew up in Salt Lake City and attended Washington and Lafayette Elementary Schools, Horace Man Jr. High and graduated from West High School in 1951.
Always a hard worker, Mom had her first job at the age of 15 at the Eagle Gate Fountain, and then as a waitress at the Blue Bird Inn. Mom worked for many years at Mountain Bell and later with AT&T in many different capacities.
As a single mother, she devoted her life to raising her five children and loved them unconditionally. She worked tirelessly to provide a happy and loving home where they could learn from example of how to truly love as the Savior had taught. She was always thinking of others, meeting every trial and challenge with positivity and a smile. Her example of unflinching dedication to her children and family is something that will be forever cherished. We will remember her legacy as one who cared, loved, and sacrificed making sure others were comfortable and happy. She was blessed with many gifts, but above all her charitable words and actions will forever stay in the hearts and minds of her family. Later in life she experienced many health issues but never lost her smile and grace, even during these difficult times. She was a much loved patient, and the nurses who worked with her at various locations would frequently remark how much they missed Mom after she had transferred from their care.
Her love was like a torch that brightened the life of every person she encountered. Our lives have been forever influenced for the better due to the example she set.
Mom leaves behind her five children; Robyn Jarrard (Dave), Eric Jorgensen (Julie), Glenn Jorgensen (Shelly), Stacey McQuarrie (Scott), Hal Jorgensen (Amy), 18 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Betty and brother Caldwell.
Forever in our heavy hearts Mom. We love you.
“If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal our hearts.”
A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, on Tuesday, February 12 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Bountiful Tabernacle, 55 South Main Street, Bountiful, on Wednesday, February 13 at 1 p.m. with a viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm at the church prior to services. Interment Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
Until we meet again.