Bonnie Nulph

Bonnie Jean DeLaMare Nulph, 82, of Shelley, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at her home. She was under hospice care.

Bonnie was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Pocatello to Wilford and Mae Reed DeLaMare. She had a wonderful life growing up in Pocatello with many good friends. She graduated from Pocatello High School.

Bonnie is the ninth of 10 children, having two brothers and seven sisters, two of whom are still living: Verleen Barker of Centerville, Utah, and Helen Strah of Malad, Idaho.

In 1951, she met Forrest Hyrum Nulph on a blind date. They were married June 10, 1952, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Bonnie said her greatest accomplishment is her family. She loved to help others and was very service oriented. Making tied quilts was a joy for her, and she made one for all of her grandchildren and then some. Another of her talents was painting flowers and nature scenes.

Bonnie was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many various callings, including the Relief Society, MIA, Primary and as a den mother in the Cub Scouts. She was a visiting teacher for 57 years. She was very devoted and faithful in all she did. Bonnie and Forrest served two LDS missions, one to Harrisburg, Pa., and the other to the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center. After their first mission, they bought a home in St. George, where they lived during the winter months.

Some of her favorite activities were vacations to the family cabin, shopping trips to Salt Lake City, flower and vegetable gardening, family picnics, and making fudge and chocolate cake.

She is survived by her loving husband, Forrest Nulph of Shelley; children, Claudia (Nolan) Clayson and Max (Sandra) Nulph, both of Firth, Shirley (Byard) Cox and Lynn Nulph, both of Iona, Todd (Janet) Nulph and Peggy (Bruce) Cook, both of Shelley; 23 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Alan Wilford Nulph.

A special thanks to One-Source Hospice, and especially to Meradith Miskin and Tallie Schmitt, for their compassion and kindness to our mother.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Shelley South Stake Center, 675 S. Milton. The family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W. Oak St. in Shelley, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Wednesday before services at the church. Burial will be in Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.

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Published in Post Register on Mar. 10, 2013