JAMES

Bonnie James will be celebrating her 80th birthday with family. Bonnie was born on May 30, 1939, in Akron, Ohio, to Ann Bailey Sines and William Henry Sines. She was legally adopted at age 18 by Charles Frost, though he had the role of father since 1947. She lived in Alliance, OH and Denver, CO before moving to Evanston, WY where she started second grade. Upon graduating from Evanston High in 1957, she went to Omaha, NE to a teletype/communications school. She graduated early with honors and was sent to work on the Santa Fe railroad in New Mexico and Texas for a year. Returning north, she worked as a secretary to sixteen engineers at Marquardt in Ogden, UT, where she met Vern. Six months later, they eloped to Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 24, 1960, where they were married in a Bishop’s living room following his Thanksgiving dinner. They were sealed in the Logan Temple in April 1979. Bonnie earned her A.D. (cum laude) in Nursing from the first WSC/USU Nursing program at USU in 1973. She worked as an RN at Logan Hospital and Budge Clinic; Sunshine Terrace as D.O.N. and instructed nine semesters of Health Occupations at Logan High School. From USU, she earned a B.S. (magna cum laude) in health education with a minor in psychology, including a secondary teaching certification. In January, 1989, she became area administrator for Creekside Home Health Care. In 1996, she was made regional director, covering Logan, Brigham City and Tremonton. During her career she was a Kiwanian and was on the board of directors of the Cache Chamber of Commerce. She has also been a Soroptomist, and a member of Women in Business, American Mothers, Red Hat Society, and an associate member of D.U.P. Bonnie retired after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. She and Vern enjoyed retirement and spent winters at their home in St. George. Vern passed away April 5, 2013. They have three children: Mark (Tammy) of Charlotte, NC; Kent of Palm Springs, CA; and Dionne (Kent) Wallace of Middleton, ID. They also have eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Bonnie’s family want her to know how much they love and appreciate her!