Colleen Dawn Bonnell

November 14, 1960January 20, 2019

Colleen Dawn Bonnell, age 58, of Payette lost her battle with Myasthenia Gravis Sunday January 20, 2019 in Boise. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday at R & L Event Center 633 2nd Ave. S. Payette. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. A Visitation will be at 10 AM at the R & L Event Center. Condolences may be made to Colleen’s family at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

Colleen was born on November 14, 1960 in Ontario, Oregon to William and Rosemary Bonnell.

Colleen committed life to being a librarian, working both in Payette and Ontario Public Libraries. She used her skills as a Master Librarian at the Payette Library and was responsible for the construction of the library expansion. Colleen took great pleasure in finding the right book for her friends and patrons. Colleen is survived by her mother Rosemary, her sister Jennifer, two brothers James, Mark and Courtney, nephew Phoenix, Anna (Honorary Daughter), and her cousins and friends.

She is preceded by her father William and brother Johnnie.

Colleen was dearly loved and those who knew her were truly blessed. God Bless.


  • Rosemary Bonnell, Mother
  • Jennifer Bonnell, Sister
  • James Bonnell, Brother
  • Mark & Courtney Bonnell, Brother
  • Phoenix Bonnell, Nephew
  • Anna Reece, Honorary Daughter
  • William Bonnell, Father
  • Johnnie Bonnell, Brother
  • Cousins and Friends.


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Colleen Dawn Bonnell

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January 24, 2019

I remember Colleen as the driver of the bookmobile. She was such a kind and caring person. Her mission was to create a match between each book and the library patron. She brightened the lives of many kids on hot summer days when the bookmobile came to town. My condolences to her family.

Julia Jenkins (Miller)

January 23, 2019

I am saddened to hear the news of Colleen passing. Colleen was my first supervisor back when I was still in high school. I keep thinking about how when I first got hired at the library I was so nervous, I wanted to impress her so bad. After a short amount of time, I got more comfortable around her and loved being around her. Colleen had a contagious smile. After working with Colleen for 2 years, I was saddened to leave the job for college but maintained some contact via Facebook. My prayers go out to Colleen's family, she will be missed.

Barbara Gardner-Possenriede

January 23, 2019

I was so saddened to hear the news of Colleen’s passing. It has been many years since we last saw each other - but I will always remember her with that great smile and laugh. She was such a dear, kind and fun loving human being. I will never forget the summer evenings our families spent out at Bully Creek swimming and picnicking...the movie nights with the rented VHS tapes up at the house on the hill...and so many more good memories - forever cherished.
My deepest sympathies to Rosemary, Jennifer, Mark and Courtney.

LeeAnna Shaw

January 23, 2019

I met Colleen, Thru her sister Jen. I have had the pleasure of helping them both out for the last 1 1/2.. I have gone thru the most difficult days while I helped Colleen and Jen...and Colleen was such a good friend and listening ear to me..she adored my children..and was a friend to all..I will miss our Tuesday in peace

Ken and Shirley Blackburn

January 23, 2019

We often think of the Bonnell family as when we all lived in Vale and worked for the Idaho Power Co.
We send our love and condolences on Colleens passing----------Ken and Shirley Blackburn