Bonnie Florey, age 90, a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at her home in Colorado Springs. She was a devoted wife, proud mother, and wonderful grandmother who had, for many years, been a telephone operator with Mountain Bell.

Bonnie Rachel Brown was born on October 10, 1921 in Colorado Springs to the late Charles and Etta Mae (Myers) Brown. She was a 1939 graduate of Colorado Springs High School. She married Quentin Florey on February 9, 1951 in Denver. Together they raised a family. Bonnie enjoyed music, quilting, reading, animals, and was an amazing cook.

She is survived by her loving husband: Quentin; her daughters: Loretta (and Richard) Livingston and Susan (and Mike) Stillwell of Colorado Springs; and her sister: Dorothy (and Gordon) Gearhart of Santa Margarita, California. She is also survived by her grandsons: Brian and Robert Stillwell attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mrs. Florey was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank and Bill Brown; and her sister: Marylou Carlton.

Bonnie will be best remembered for her sense of humor, spunky spirit, honesty, and beautiful heart. We’ll never forget her delicious pies or the love she had for her pets.

Funeral Services are planned for 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. A visitation will be held one half hour prior to the services in the chapel. Private interment will be on Monday at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbott Lane, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905.

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