Bonnie Faye Sparks, 52, of Elgin, passed away peacefully at her residence, June 12, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Elgin, Oregon, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Bonnie was born April 3, 1967, the second of three children, to Vernon LeRoy Sparks and Beverly (Camp) Limbaugh in San Francisco, California. After high school she attended college at the University of Tucson and Tucson Community College in Tucson, Arizona. She then spent 4 more years at the School of Pharmacy-CU Denver where she graduated with her masters of science in pharmacology. She was employed as a pharmacist at Walgreens in South Carolina for 20 years. In 2014, she moved to Oregon to be closer to her family. She was the pharmacy manager at the La Grande Bi-Mart until 2018, when she took a sabbatical to spend more time with her children. She was an excellent manager, good to the employees and well-liked by her co-workers.
Bonnie enjoyed baking, sewing, traveling, and spending time with family. If there was a party, bake sale or any kind of special occasion you’d be sure to find her delicious cupcakes or cakes there. Her greatest joy and proudest accomplishment was her two children. She was involved with their school activities and sports including Union County Little League, wrestling and community theater. She was an Ovation Member of the Friends of the Opera House, not only donating financially, but giving her time to help with the young actors as well.
Bonnie is survived by her daughter Amber and son Nathan; dearly loved stepfather, Gary Limbaugh and mother, Beverly of Enterprise, Oregon; brother, Harold (Margie) Sparks of Oakridge, Oregon; brother, William (Roni) Sparks of Eugene, Oregon; aunt, Colleen Harvey of California; uncle, Roland Sparks of Texas; uncle, Jerry Davis of Montana; uncle, Walt and aunt Ramona Sparks of California; aunt Joanne Biddle of California; her adopted family, Russell and Carol Buckley and their children Andrew and Anna of Elgin, Oregon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon LeRoy Sparks and uncle, Harold Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the SADS Foundation (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome) 4527 South 2300 East, Suite 104, Salt Lake City, Utah 84117.