Bonnie Fredriksen was born September 13, 1934 at her grandmother’s home on Pine Street in Meridian, Idaho. She was the 7th of 9 children born to Alene and Brazley Kyle. She graduated from Meridian High and worked at Idaho First National Bank as a teller at age 16 and then continued working for several different banks everywhere she lived for the rest of her working career.
At 18 she hopped a Greyhound bus and rode it to San Diego, California to marry her fiance’, Melvin Fredriksen, a Navy man. His smiling face greeted her at the station, bouquet in hand! He swiftly took her to the church for their wedding. They were married 69 years, until his death in 2017. After 2 years in San Diego and the birth their first son, Steve, they returned to Boise. Two years later they welcomed their second son, Kevin. In 1972 Mel had a career opportunity in Visalia, California. Bonnie packed up the family and off they they went. They lived there for next 20 years before returning to Boise where they happilty lived the rest of their lives.
Mel and Bonnie were active members of the First Christian Church (Parkview Christian Church) for over 60 years. They enjoyed traveling, skiing, golf, restaurants, going to church and family. If you stopped by Bonnie’s you might find her reading her Bible, watching golf or Gunsmoke, or working in her yard. She loved Jesus Christ, and tried to live everyday being Christ to others and seeing Jesus in others. Bonnie she was always welcoming and easy to talk to. She especially liked visits from Steve and Adalaide, grandchildren, Eric Fredriksen (Jana) and Laura Brown (Aaron), her 5 great granddaughters, Kiki, Annie, Mary, Adalaide and Sybil, her sisters, family, dear neighbors and church friends.
Bonnie is survived by her son Steve, his wife Adalaide, her sisters, Barbara her husband Don Lowry, Frances Kyle, and Norma Lee Pirel, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by her son, Kevin and husband Melvin.
A special thanks to the care givers at Edgewood at the Plantation Place, where she was lovingly cared for until her death.
There will be a memorial service for Bonnie Monday July 18, 2022 at 11AM at the Parkview Christian Church, 201 W. Ustick Road, Meridian, Idaho.
To view Bonnie’s tribute video please visit https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/5J5SHFW5D82BRR87