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Obituary for Bonita “Bonnie” Deitrich Fairbourn Mitton

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Bonita “Bonnie” Deitrich Fairbourn Mitton

November 7, 1941 - May 7, 2016


South Ogden – Bonnie Mitton, 74, died May 7, 2016 of heart failure.  She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 7, 1941.  She was an only child of Lauren Robert and Beulah M. Tankersley Deitrich.


Bonnie married Richard “Rick” Hansen Fairbourn in Baltimore, Maryland February 1964 and in 1968 they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to establish roots in this beautiful state.  They had three children who Bonnie loved very much and was proud of the fantastic adults they had become.  In 1985 Rick and Bonnie divorced.  On November 6, 1987 Bonnie married O. Lamar Mitton.  On November 7, 1988, an important birthday, their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.


Bonnie worked for Key Bank, also known as Commercial Security Bank.  She retired in 1996 after 15 ½ years of service.


Bonnie enjoyed decorating her home, singing, romance movies, word search and jigsaw puzzles, collecting “cow things”, taking photos of every family get together, reminiscing with her children and enjoying every minute with her husband, Lamar who she loved dearly.  They were former single square dancers.


Bonnie was active in her LDS wards and held various callings, mostly in the Relief Society.  She loved attending church and the temple and had a very strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  She spent a lot of time in prayer with her Heavenly Father and could feel his arms around her to give her his love, peace and comfort all her life.


Bonnie is survived by her husband, Lamar Mitton; daughter, Wendy Ann Scott (Tim), sons, Adam Deitrich Fairbourn (Julie), Andrew Richard Fairbourn (Angie); 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren who were very dear to her; step grandchildren, Geoffrey H. Mitton (Lorraine), Kendel Ann Mitton and their children.


A Viewing will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Leavitt’s Mortuary.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.  Bonnie has requested those attending services wear bright colorful clothing.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM


Service Information

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: November 7, 1941
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Condolences for Bonita “Bonnie” Deitrich Fairbourn Mitton

Lorraine Mitton posted on 5/13/16

I remember when Bonnie joined the Mitton Family! My favorite memory about Bonnie was how happy she made Lamar. Her love for God and her family was first evident for her loving, patient care of Claudine Ballantyne Mitton, Lamar's aging mother. She extended that love to us in SC; making numerous visits, and remembering everyone's birthday and holidays. She made sure cards were signed by both of them! It was touching that she figured a way to send gifts even when money was scarce. Surely she is currently relieved from pain; peaceful to be reunited with her parents and other loved ones right now. Yet there's no mistaking her devotion and commitment to her posterity and how eagerly she will be pulling for all of them from the other side.


Brandon & Yosis Larson posted on 5/13/16

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. We are happy to know Bonnie's suffering has ceased and is on the other side full of peace, happiness and joy. We are honored to be neighbors of such wonderful people such as Lamar and Bonnie. We shall miss her dearly.


Rod posted on 5/13/16

Our thoughts and prayers are with you may you find comfort and peace in your time of need.


Joe Fairbourn posted on 5/12/16

I remember the first time I met Bonnie, I was 9 or 10 years old at the time . She so pretty, and had a southern accsent I had only heard on t.v. before . I will always remember her .