Bonnie Bedortha, 75, of Cottage Grove died Jan. 18, 2014 in Yuma, Arizona of age-related natural causes. Bonnie was the daughter of Reid and Sadie (Noad) Clarke of Didsbury, Alberta, Canada.
Bonnie was born Oct. 27, 1938 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Bonnie was an avid reader and a former school teacher. She held a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Canadian Literature.
Bonnie married her beloved husband Milton Bedortha of Cottage Grove in January 1998. They split their time between Cottage Grove and Yuma.
Bonnie is survived by her husband Milton Bedortha of Cottage Grove, her daughter Patricia Russell and son-in-law William Ward of Suwanee, Georgia, her son Mark Genest of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, brother Norman Clark (Cathy) of Waco, Texas, sister Bernice (Larry) Edwards of Ponoca, Alberta, Canada, brother Ralph (Linda) Clarke of Sutherlin, Oregon, brother Bruce (Terri) Clarke of Antioch, Calif. and sister Heather Clarke of Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada.
A Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be held in Cottage Grove in June, 2014.