Bonita Rae Jensen

Bonita Rae Jensen

March 14, 1943 – Nov. 21, 2022

Bonita (Bonnie) Rae Jensen passed away in Lovell on Nov. 21, 2022, after a long battle with cancer at the age of 79. 

Bonnie was born March 14, 1943, in San Diego, California, to Arthur and Minnie (Scouten) Farnam. She graduated from Huron High School, Huron, South Dakota, in 1961. 

She worked 20 years as an accountant, 10 years as a CNA and 20 years in manufacturing.

Bonnie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sewing, making dolls, horses, gardening, reading, the outdoors, rodeo and house plants.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Jensen, parents, son Duane Barry Stratton, daughter Connie Lee Pike, great-granddaughter Kaylee Spomer and sisters Dixie Farnam, Shirley Shanahan, Lois Serfling and Jean Peterson.

Bonnie is survived by sons Mark Stratton and Brett Jensen, daughter Tracy Santos, sister Betty Carol Chapin, brother Donald Arthur Farnam, 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life will be held the weekend of May 27, 2023, at the Lovell Community Center
with burial in Sturgis, South Dakota, at the veterans cemetery.