Susorine Bon of Carbondale died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was 93.
She was born Jan. 11, 1909, in Leadville to Ernest and Rosia Diemoz.
The family moved to the Roaring Fork Valley when she was 3, and she attended the country school at Catherine for all eight grades. She rode horseback to attend high school in Carbondale.
After graduation, she attended one quarter at Western State College, then went to work teaching at country schools. She returned to Gunnison every summer for five years in order to earn her teaching degree.
She married Arthur Bon on May 31, 1934, in Glenwood Springs, and moved to his ranch east of Carbondale. She helped him with ranch work for 12 years, until the couple sold the ranch because of his failing health.
The Bons moved into Carbondale and with a teacher shortage on, Mrs. Bon taught school for three years. She also helped her husband with carpentry work and cared for her yard and gardens. Her flowers were a delight to all passersby.
Mrs. Bon later joined the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and often delivered meals to homebound seniors.
Mrs. Bon composed the notes for this obituary before her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died May 25, 1970; by a brother, Julius Diemoz; and by a sister, Alphonsine Gianinetti.
Mrs. Bon is survived by sisters Mary Glassier of Grand Junction and Virginia Price of Denver; by nieces and nephews; and by her neighbors, who were very special to her.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s of the Crown Catholic Church in Carbondale.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s. Burial will follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. Family and friends are invited to attend a luncheon after the burial at St. Mary’s of the Crown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s of the Crown Building Fund, 0395 White Hill Road, Carbondale, CO 81623.
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