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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bonny Rose Dietz

Bonny Rose Dietz, age 88 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children and family on Friday August 25, 2017 in San Clemente, Calif.

Bonny was born on November 7, 1928 in Glendive to Ralph and Doris (Matchett) Kelloch.  She joined two older brothers, Warren Kelloch and Ed Kelloch and later became a big sister to Mike Kelloch.

When Bonny was five years old her Mother sadly passed away, but soon her father married Beatrice Kolstad who became a wonderful Mother to her. There was soon to be three more incredible siblings, Marian (Chounard), Karen (Logan) and Gail (Miller). The family of nine moved to Terry where her Father worked for BLM. As a teen, Bonny fell in love with the handsome Walter Dietz and in 1948 they were married. Three years later their little son Mike Dietz was born, and in 1952 they were blessed with a second miracle baby, daughter Penny (Pearce.) In 1958 her little family moved to California.

Between 1980 and 1983 Bonny was so excited to become a Grandmother twice. Penny had sons, Edward Bill and Jefferey Bill. They brought such joy to her.

Later in her retirement years, Bud and her were snowbirds. They traveled between Broadus where Penny, Don and three more wonderful grandchildren, Ray Pearce, Heather Pearce and Jon Pearce lived, and her home in Earp, Calif. She loved her family and friends in both places so. She was extremely active and enjoyed going to Diamond Back ball games, attending friends “coffees,” playing card games and listening to classical music.

The last years of her life she remained in California and as her health declined, she moved to San Clemente to be close to Mike, Nicola and the youngest of her adoring grandchildren, twins Nicholas and Sophia Dietz.

Bonny will be missed terribly and will live in the hearts of all that were fortunate enough to know and love her.

Bonny is survived by her son and daughter, Mike (Nicola) Dietz and Penny (Don) Pearce; 7 grandchildren, Ed (Gloria) Bill, Jeff (Erin) Bill, Ray (Sharlynn) Pearce, Heather (Jay) Brownfield, Jon Pearce, Nicholas Dietz and Sophia Dietz; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Marian “Scoose” Chouinard, Karen (Tom) Logan and Gail (Dick) Miller.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Broadus. Interment will follow in Valley View Cemetery.  Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.

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