Bonnie Lea Roth

   Bonnie was born to Gordon and Corinne Luhm on August 16, 1952, in Milwaukee, WI.  Her road with her family and two younger brothers Steve and Ed took them from Milwaukee to Elmhurst, IL, and then to Littleton, CO.  It was in Colorado where she met Robert Albert Roth and they went on their first date on December 10, 1972, at a Denver Broncos football game, later exchanging their vows on June 10, 1973, at the Littleton Bible Chapel.

   Bonnie was a scholar. She was awarded the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship at Arapahoe High School, later receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Summa Cum Laude) in 1974 from the University of Northern Colorado. Later in her professional career, she earned her Master of Science in Parent-Child Nursing in 1991 at the University of Wyoming. She was a life-long learner and student, always willing to share her knowledge and experience with others.

   Bonnie was a nurse.  She was a Registered Nurse (RN) for the State of Wyoming from 1974 until 2020. Her compassion and love for her patients and their health were evident her entire life. She served as a Public Health Nurse, Lamaze Instructor, Hospital Obstetrics Staff Nurse, Prepared Childbirth Instructor, and a School Nurse for the UW Lab School, Laramie Senior High School, Whiting High School, and multiple rural schools within the Albany County School District.  She was regularly commended for her compassion, professionalism, and servanthood as an RN.

   Bonnie was a homemaker. Her extraordinary ability to provide care to tens of thousands of patients and students and staff in her lifelong nursing career never superseded her love and care for her family and the home.  She made homes on Kearney Street and Corthell Road that were comfortable, functional, and welcoming to all who entered.  The Roth family absolutely loved being home where many memories were made and cherished.

   Bonnie was a believer.  Her faith in Jesus Christ was deeply important to her and Bob and they loved their churches as they established their family in Laramie while attending a house Wesleyan Church, Grace Baptist Church, Laramie Valley Chapel, and Snowy Range Evangelical Free Church in their 46 years in Laramie together.  Ruth 1:16 and Joshua 24:15 were two Bible verses that were meaningful to Bonnie and Bob. Going to church and participating in the body of believers was always a priority for the family as they grew in their faith.    

   Bonnie bravely battled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the end of her journey on earth the past five months, and entered into the presence of Jesus Christ on May 1, 2022 in Greeley, CO.

   Bonnie is survived by her two sons, Ryan (Jennifer) of Greeley, CO, Wesley (Kim) of Piedmont, SD; six grandchildren: Noah (23), Andrew (21), Nathanael (19), Sarabeth (17), Kaleb (11) and Elsie (8); brother Steve (Janelle) Luhm of Salt Lake City, UT; brother Ed (Rebecca) Luhm of Worland, WY; along with numerous extended family members.

   She is proceeded in death by her beloved husband, Bob, of 43 years, and her parents, Gordon and Corinne Luhm.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International (, Northern Colorado Youth for Christ (, or Meals on Wheels.

   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Snowy Range Evangelical Free Church in Laramie, WY., with Pastor Wes Roth officiating.

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  • Judy Jensen

    Ryan and Wes, So sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I enjoyed working with her and your dad at Laramie High School so many years ago. She always had a smile and kind word, and wonderful banana bread at Christmas time!! (She must have baked for hours!!) May the Lord provide you with comfort and strength in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy. Judy Jensen

  • Grosinger

    Dear Ryan, Wes and family, Our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend. Bonnie and I spent the last year of her time here in Laramie as we ministered to one another. We lost contact when she moved to Colorado but, that was of no concern to me. As I knew she was where she most wanted to be; Close to her family and especially close to her grandchildren. It warmed my heart to know she was there near you. So sorry to have missed the service here in Laramie as we were out of town. Thank you for taking the time to come to Laramie and share with the community here. I think I can speak for All of us who had the privilege of knowing them when I say; that Bob and Bonnie are remembered as such lovingly transparent people here. We pray May you be comforted in this time of loss, May you know the Lord is close to the broken hearted. May you find solace in the quiet moments ahead, as He wraps you closer still into His arms. And may you comfort one another often, in the same manner as He comforts each of you. Amen, Matt and Andrea Grosinger

  • Gerald Lindell

    Please accept my sincere condolences on Bonnie's passing. She was an amazing woman and we will miss her

  • Paula Chelewski

    Bonnie became my friend during my first year college. That progressed to roommate, house guest in her family home for spring semester 1973, and maid of honor at her beautiful wedding to Bob. She kept me informed about her family and work through the annual Christmas letters and one visit to her home. Then about 4 years ago, we decided to call about weekly: first to share in memories, then current life experiences, discussions about growing in Godly faith, and the adventures of our families. I miss her deeply. I also miss knowing about her family and her deep love for them. I pray that peace beyond understanding will fill your lives. During our last conversation, we talked about a God who is perfect in guiding our lives, but also perfect in His love for us. I Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

  • Jeff

    Ryan, Wes and Families, My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. Bonnie was a great lady, I can only imagine how many lives she touched as a nurse in Laramie schools for so long. I was at her house in Laramie a few times and always came away with some snack mix, homemade cookies or an offer to join the family for breakfast. Great memories for me for sure.

  • George Lindell

    To the family of Bonnie, my first Cousin. Bonnie was always a wonderful, caring person her entire life. Remembering our childhood, we had such fun when her family came up to Wisconsin for visits. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers. The world has lost a treasure, but Heaven has added one. God Bless and much Love, George and Linda Lindell

  • Georgia Borg

    Ryan, Wes, and families, So very sorry for your loss. God bless you all and give you strength. We will all miss sweet Bonnie, but on the upside, Bob Roth is overjoyed! There's a new angel in Heaven!

  • Karen & Peter Maxfield

    Many condolences to the family for the loss of Bonnie. I worked with Bonnie for many years and considered her a good friend. She was always so cheerful, helpful and kind as well as a very interesting person with whom to spend time. She will certainly be missed.

  • Donald Shoefelt

    To the Roth family, I (Don Shoefelt) was sorry to hear that Bonnie has passed away. I taught several years with Bob at LHS and he was a good friend. My condolences to your family.

  • Joan Moon

    Bonnie was a woman with whom I shared many experiences as we cared for mothers and children in the Laramie community. She was also a friend and I enjoyed spending time with her when I returned to visit. Her dedication to her profession was evident as she diligently worked in the childbearing community and the school system. Words I would use to describe Bonnie include kindness, intelligent, pragmatic, sweet. I am glad she is no longer suffering. I am sure she and Bob will be watching over their wonderful family as they continue honoring them both in their lives. My best to you all. Joan Moon

  • Anonymous

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. She always had a smile for everyone.

  • Susie Markus

    Bonnie was loving, kind, compassionate, and a strong advocate for all people to have access to high quality healthcare and health education. She was so supportive of the students she worked with as a school nurse. I respected her so much, and enjoyed working with such a gentle and genuine person. I am so very sorry for your loss.


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