Vail Daily obituary: Bonnie Swarsen, 1946-2013 |

Vail Daily obituary: Bonnie Swarsen, 1946-2013

Bonnie Betterman Swarsen, 67, of Edwards, died Aug. 21. She was born April 20, 1946 in Chicago to Val and Thelma Betterman and was raised in Highland Park, Ill.

Bonnie was a resident of the North Shore of Chicago for 58 years and a resident of the Vail Valley for nine years. She was a gifted educator who taught middle school and high school physical education at New Trier Township High School for over 15 years. She was a talented seamstress and quilter, an avid gardener and a devoted wife, mother and “Gaga” to two grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Swarsen; son Jacob Swarsen (Deirdre); daughter Jennifer Swarsen Makunas (Michael); and grandchildren Callie Makunas and Gus Makunas.

Memorial gifts may be made to Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards. Everett Family Funeral Home in Gypsum is in charge of arrangements.

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