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BONNIE HOLTBY

PRINEVILLE HOTSHOTS  |  Prineville, OR

Bonnie Jean Holtby, born May 25, 1973, in Wenatchee, Washington, lived most of her life in Redmond, Oregon. During high school she was active in basketball, track, cross country and weight training, and had received scholar-athlete awards. She was also involved in 4-H and had a dairy project for six years, hand-milking her cows twice a day. Bonnie was a third generation firefighter and was in her third season with the Prineville Hotshots. She loved being part of a team, whether it was as an athlete in school or fighting fires with her "Shots." Those she worked with appreciated her contribution to crew morale, giving her sustained performance awards for "maintaining a positive attitude, even under the ugliest of work conditions."

Bonnie was competitive, helpful, loved teaching children, and was a true friend to all ages. Deep religious conviction brought into her life strength and loyalty for both natural and spiritual endeavors.