Bonnie lived in Stevensville, MT and died December 3rd at home due to complications of cancer.
She was born January 1, 1941 in Goshen, Indiana to Fred and Maxine Cripe. Bonnie married Phil Arnott in 1961 and they eventually made a life in Pleasanton, California. She moved back to Indiana for a few years and then made her way to Stevensville, MT to be closer to her sons and grandchildren.
Bonnie enjoyed many activities however, her special touch was container gardening. She was a fabulous cook and enjoyed baking many delicious treats. Her commitment to the MountainView Townhouses and those friends were a great source of pride and pleasure for her.
Survivors include her sons Jeff and Shane (Mary) and grandchildren Fallon, Abigale and Amanda Arnott; her sister Linda (Phil) Stump, Syracuse, Indiana and brothers Tom and Tim (Candi) Cripe of the Goshen, Indiana area, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Connor Arnott.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to her favorite charity, St. Jude Research Hospital or at Farmers State Bank, Connor Arnott Memorial account with funds being used for the scholarship established at UM Western, Dillon, MT.
A future memorial service will be held in Indiana.