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Deseret News, 10/10/10
LaVonda Bonnie Bentsen Stanfield Berg 1925 ~ 2010 Our mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother died Sunday, October 3, 2010 in Bountiful, Utah. Bonnie was born on
March 19, 1925 in Montpelier, Idaho to Hans Christian (Chris) and Sophronia Bentsen. She
married Max L. Stanfield on November 28, 1942, later sealed in the Logan Temple. They had
four children together before Max died in 1971. Bonnie married Robert S. Berg on August
24, 1973, gaining five more children as she successfully blended the two families
together. Bonnie was a beautiful, gracious, generous, loving and kind woman with a vibrant
personality. When she smiled, the sparkle in her eyes hinted at some secret mischief you
knew you wanted to be a part of. She was always positive and cheerful, and made activities
more fun just by being a part of them. She loved her family and was happiest when they
were around. Every one of her grandchildren will tell you they were grandma's
favorite. She had a talent for making e!
ach of them feel special. She always treated her step children as her own. And many
family friends will tell you they felt part of Bonnie's family as well. Bonnie loved
Bear Lake, where she and Max built a family cabin. Over the years, that cabin helped
cement the family together, with summer memories on the beach, rousing games of Five
Crowns or Hand and Foot and of course, great food. She spent as much time there as
possible. Her sons took her on her last trip only two weeks prior to her passing. Bonnie
will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She truly enjoyed life - and taught her family
the importance of finding joy. Special thanks to all of Bonnie's caregivers towards
the end of her life. She is survived by her children: Ronald (Judy) Stanfield; Chris
(Janis) Stanfield; Susan Maynard; Mike (Marianne) Stanfield; Barbara (Doug) Olson, Robyn
(Warren) Curtis; Dave Porter; David (Marie) Berg; Bill (Karen) Berg; 53 grandchildren and
33 great-grand children. She was prece!
ded in death by her husbands, Max and Bob, daughter Susan Porter, one
grandson and one great-grandson. Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, October 12, 2010
at 12:00 p.m. at the Brighton Point Chapel, 3455 E. 7800 S., Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Friends may visit the family Monday evening October 11 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at
Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 E. 7800 S., Salt Lake City; and from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45
a.m. at the chapel prior to the funeral. Interment - Mountain View Memorial Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News on October 10, 2010
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