Bonnie Lou Day, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, October 7, 2003, page 2.

     CASPER --- Bonnie Lou Day, 70, of Worland, passed away October 2, 2003 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

     Bonnie was born August 24, 1933 to Edward Randal and Arva Isabel (Metz) Collins in Fort Morgan, Colo.

     She was raised on a ranch between Wheatland and Laramie and graduated from Wheatland High School.  She married Ralph VanOrtwick in 1952.  They were later divorced.

     Bonnie married Lester Eggleson Day August 10, 1960 in Wheatland.  Following her second marriage she lived in Wheatland, Guernsey, Hartville, Manderson, Greybull, Manderson and Ten Sleep.

     She moved to Denver, Colo. after Lester died in 1982.  She lived in Denver  for a couple of years, working as a telephone receptionist for a law firm.

     She then moved back to Worland and worked for the Rams Horn Cafe as a waitress, and for the Hotel Washakie as the front desk clerk.

     Bonnie enjoyed working in her yard, reading, doing crossword puzzles, collecting salt and pepper shakers, and being with her grandchildren.

     Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Stephanie Day; and infant son; and by one sister, Harriet Hanson.

     She is survived by sons Lane (Faith) Day of Douglas, Wes VanOrtwick of Ten Sleep, and Randy VanOrtwick of Lincoln, Neb.; daughters Merissa (Gordon) Nickerson of Golden, Colo., Lela (Fred) Geiser, Jolene Day, and Rhonda (Don) Jordan, all of Worland; brothers Larry Collins of Casper, and Rodney Rogers of Baker City, Ore.; sister Bertie Spear of Lakewood, Colo.; eleven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

     Services will be held October 8, 11 a.m., at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church.  Reverend Charles Cooper will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Ten Sleep Cemetery.

     The  casket will be open at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time.

     Veile Mortuary of Worland is in charge of arrangements.