Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.
Bonnie and Wally raised their family in Hilmar, California. While the children were attending school during 1960’s, Bonnie worked at Elim Elementary as a librarian assistant, and later served as a 4-H adviser and Girl Scout leader. Bonnie was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Turlock 2nd Ward. She served in the Young Women program, taught Primary and served as Relief Society Secretary.
In 1969, Wally and Bonnie opened Wally Falke’s Air Conditioning in Turlock California. She worked in the office for twenty years. The remaining years of her life, Bonnie spent closer to home, traveling with Wally, when possible, and enjoying family time to the fullest.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband Wallace Peterson Falke and their son Jeffery Earl Falke.
She is survived is by her one remaining sibling Afton Watson Falke. Bonnie is survived by her loving family, which she called “her life” Linda Falke Arakelian, (Ronald) of Turlock, California; Rick Falke (Christi) of Turlock, and Timothy Falke of Roanoke, Virginia
Cali Arakelian, Zack Arakelian, of Turlock; Erik (Melissa) Arakelian of Logan, Utah;
Jesse Falke, Rachel Falke of Turlock; Sara Falke of Mill Valley, Ca; Jennie (Jared) Parsons of Portland Oregon; Lacie (Joel) Maring of Patterson, Ca; Linnie Falke of Modesto, Ca; Shana (Ryan) Anderson, of Turlock and Timothy W. Falke of Roanoke, Virginia.
Calista Arakelian McShane of Turlock; Kalin, Maxx and Kendall Parsons of Portland, Oregon;
John and Edward Maring of Patterson; Harlow Falke of Modesto; Kody Brackett, Rylee and Meg Anderson of Turlock; India and TJ Falke of Roanoke, Virginia.
Memorial Services under the direction of Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home
Flowers on site by Violet-
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (South Building)
4300 Geer Rd Turlock