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Bonnie Jean Purvis, 67, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A sixth generation Traverse Citian, Bonnie was born on Monday, Oct. 2, 1950 to the late Frank and Doris (Forton) Purvis.
She attended Traverse City schools and following graduation from high school attended Central Michigan University.
Bonnie retired from Munson Medical Center, where she was a lab tech. She began her career with Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital, later purchased by Munson, and worked in the same building her entire career of 37 years, retiring four years ago.
She loved to cook and excelled at it, using the harvest of her large garden, which she thoroughly enjoyed tending. Bonnie enjoyed her weekly golf league, volunteering every Thursday at the Peninsula Township Library and never missed a day of exercising, whether it was walking, biking or kayaking. She thoroughly enjoyed her kitties over the years. Bonnie loved doing crossword puzzles and especially enjoyed the Sunday crossword, which she always did in ink!
Bonnie is survived by her spouse and loving partner of 36 years, Tammy Krentz; her brothers, Robert (Suzanne Rogers) Purvis and William (Jamie) Purvis; her nieces and nephews, Graham (Mindy) Purvis, Eli (fiancee, Sarah) Purvis, Becky (Nick) Slager and Andy Lucas; and a great-niece, Katherine Purvis.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Ann Lucas.
A time to celebrate Bonnie's life will take place in the spring of the year, with the date, time and place to be announced at that time.
Bonnie can be remembered by memorial contributions in her name directed to the Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Please share your favorite memories of Bonnie as well as photographs by visiting her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 22, 2017
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