Bonni Leigh Barga Patterson

September 16, 1978July 4, 2018
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Bonni Leigh Barga Patterson was born in Aurora, Colorado on September 16, 1978 and walked into the arms of God on July 4, 2018. She is survived by those who loved her most: her husband of 16 years, William M. “Billy” Patterson, and two beautiful children of whom she was so proud: Jacob and Kylie. Also surviving are her grieving family: loving parents Pat and Fred Barga of Queen Creek, AZ; brother Nathan Barga and his fiancée Sarah Trickey of Littleton, CO; brother Stephen and his wife Jessica, of Gilbert, AZ. Extended family is in Idaho, Arizona, California, and Texas. There are also hundreds of friends who survive her and we all grieve her loss – and will love her forever.

Bonni was a 1996 graduate of Smoky Hill High School in Aurora. She met Billy in 2001; they married on May 25, 2002. Bonni loved to cook, and she studied at the Culinary School of the Art Institute of Colorado. She loved the Denver Broncos, cooking, music, and her friends. Most of all, she loved her family.

Her family was her world. Her pride and joy. She lived fully with a passion for fun and adventure. Her husband was the love of her life and her children were her greatest accomplishments. It is hard to limit the magnificent person we lost to just simply words, in fact it is almost impossible. You see, Bonni's energy lit up every room she entered. She was a truly beautiful force to behold. With her stunning vibrant red locks of hair, her infectious personality and a contagious laugh, all contained within a tiny frame and sweet feminine style, she was completely unforgettable. She was brilliant and quick-witted. Her culinary skills were a true art that she crafted with such passion. She possessed a gift of hospitality and genuine compassion that never ceased. The unconditional love and her heart drove her to fight fearlessly for her loved ones and for what was right. She understood that we all must lift up and take care of one another. She also felt everything, all the good, the bad and the ugly. But she chose to believe in the good of people.

Bonni was a true philanthropist, who had a huge heart and a compassionate desire to help anyone in need. As a testament to her heart having no limits, her spirit of philanthropy will live on long after her passing, by her organ donation. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family suggests donations to Metro Crisis Services of Denver, website: or the Art Institute of Colorado, Culinary Division (Call 1-800-275-2420 and ask for donation information). There has been a GoFundMe page set up to help family with funeral costs:


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  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018

Bonni Leigh Barga Patterson

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Kylie Patterson

September 27, 2018

Dear momma, you are beautiful, powerful, strong, bright and beyond gorgeous. A great mother that I hope to be as great as you as you are one day. You are our wonder woman, life without you is dim, boring, hopeless, odd, and all together the worst experience I've ever experienced. I miss your majestic red curly hair, I miss you call me Kirp, I miss you singing California Dreaming by The Mamas and The Papas, I miss your sense of humor, I miss your texting saying your bored at work, I miss your light flex as you sing "Wonder Woman" , I miss your laugh even though you hated it, I miss your smell and comforting hugs, I miss you scaring me at 3am when I'm supposed to be asleep but I'm cooking food in the kitchen. I miss your "jesus, mary and joseph", I miss your screaming at football , I miss you. All the pictures of you and I , all the I love you's seem like nothing now. There's not enough pictures of you, there's not enough I love you's I said to you. When kids are mean to me now all I imagine is you yelling and screaming at some kid and wishing you could beat the crap out of them.

I was your greatest achievement but your my greatest memory, mother and best friend I could ever ask for.

Allyson O’Dell

July 12, 2018


The world is a slightly dimmer place without you in it. We have known each other since 8th grade and you have always shone so bright! My heart aches for all your fiends and family who will have to continue on with out you physicallly here with us. I know you look down on us and I hope you are happy that you are so loved and missed. Through the years we have done some crazy stuff, but your love for everyone has always been front and center. You will always have a place in my heart. Please Rest In Peace dear friend. We love you so much

Erica Padzik

July 12, 2018

Cards. I’d sit in the basement anxiously awaiting the day when I was old enough to join the game. My parents would bring me and my sister along and we’d sit in the basement on Clarkson and listen to the chaos that ensued upstairs. I remember our connection that your brother and I were/would be Creekers. I thought that was the coolest. A long time ago and yet seems like yesterday. Hope you are resting in peace ❤️

Jere Stadelmann

July 11, 2018

My memories of Bonni were of a sweet, bright & energetic little girl with big beautiful eyes. More recently, at my daughters wedding, Bonni’s playful greeting and genuine warm wishes left me smiling! I am deeply saddened by the news of her loss. May her family and friends be comforted by the outpouring of Gods love. I will miss you Bonni.

Joel Redondo

July 11, 2018

It's been a long time since I've seen Bonni. I do remember talking to her though about life and how I became part of the Muniz family. It breaks my heart to hear that someone I knew and cared for has passed on. She will have a place in my heart always. I regret not putting myself out there when I knew she was around. Her memories and presence will be within all of out hearts.

Deanna Muniz

July 10, 2018

I will always remember orange tictacs because of Bonni and my uncle Ken. That was always a way to become my best friend as a child. She always called me Nanas no matter how old I got and to her I was still the same little girl she took to the zoo all the time.

Kenneth Valdez

July 10, 2018

I gonna miss you my redheaded Dragon from the moment I laid eyes on you I knew we would be friends for ever and what a great mother I couldn't of asked for better and you know I will always take care of our boy and I will love and treat babygirl like my own rest in peace my friend

Iva Igau

July 9, 2018

Billy, I only met Bonni on two separate occasions. She was one of the most warm and welcoming persons I have ever met. Her inner beauty radiated. I was hoping to know her better. I am thankful for the times I did get to spend with her. I loved her like I love you. So sorry, Billy. She will live on in my heart.

Stacia Hicks

July 9, 2018

Bonni: Attractive and Beautiful

That she was! Her contagious and beautiful smile could light up a room! I got to see Billy and Bonni last Christmas. She made me laugh and was glowing! She left an imprint on my heart! She will be missed! Rest in peace Beautiful Bonni!

Dreama Burneyt

July 9, 2018

Billy and Bonnie came to visit my daughter, Samantha, and I just this last Christmas while they were in Austin. We had such a great visit. I love you guys very much and Bonnie will be missed very much, may she rest in peace.