Ronnie Jeanne Powell Bingham of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away peacefully of Covid related complications and was received into the loving arms of her son, mother and father on December 28, 2020. She had family with her and many close by. She was 78 years old.
Ronnie was born on February 18, 1942 to Gladys Carol (Hansen) and Dean Van Powell in Los Angeles County, California. She is the second born of 9 daughters and 1 son. They moved to Richland, Washington soon after and she was raised there. After graduating from Columbia Highschool in Richland she went to BYU in Provo, UT for 5 years where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a certificate in secondary education and a minor in library science. During that time, she spent 3 summers at Colter Bay Village in the Grand Tetons National Park working. That is where she met her sweetheart and eternal companion Robert (Bob) Bingham. After completing her degree, she went on an LDS mission for the Southwest Indian Mission in Arizona. She came home from her mission on December 24, 1966, and Bob came home from his LDS mission in California on January 2, 1967. He drove from Pleasant Grove, Utah to Richland, Washington on January 3rd through a horrible storm and feeling very sick to pick up Ronnie so they could get married. They were married after a few trials on January 13th, 1967 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for almost 54 years.
Ronnie was a homemaker, she worked as an English teacher for Vietnamese refugee children and worked at the Pleasant Grove Jr High library, before finding the career she loved dearly, working for the Pleasant Grove City Library. Her love of the library led her to a 25-year career there. It was bittersweet when she decided to retire. She made afghan's, blankets and quilts for family and friends. She absolutely loved to read and really enjoyed doing puzzles. When she was younger, she loved going to the mountains and being in the outdoors. She served as a Den Mother in the Boy Scouts for many years which she loved. Many of those boys have reached out and shared their beloved memories of her. She also served in many callings in her LDS ward which included Primary President, Young Womens (different callings) and the Relief Society Presidency.
First and foremost, Ronnie loved her family. Each and every sibling, child, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and so on. She was such a sweet and loving human being and she always welcomed everyone into her home, if you were family or not. Many of her children's friends thought of her like a second mother and a lot of others that were not family called her grandma. She was beloved by so many in our community and touched people's hearts wherever she went. She will be missed by many.
Ronnie is survived by her Husband Robert (Bob) Bingham, Her Children James (Jewel) Bingham, Gary Bingham, John (Alexandra) Bingham, Jennifer (Jim) Blackmore and Laura (Mike) Montague, Tammy Bingham and Hank Paddock. She was preceded in death by her parents Carol and Dean Powell, her brother Larry Powell and her son Paul Bingham. She has 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Due to current COVID-19 concerns, private funeral services will be held for family and close friends Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Third Ward Building, 425 E 500 N, Pleasant Grove, UT. with a viewing from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm prior to the funeral. (Follow the ward zoom link above to watch the funeral services) For those in attendance, masks are required at all times and social distancing guidelines must be followed.
Interment will be held in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, 500 N 100 W Pleasant Grove, UT at 2:00 pm. While at the graveside service, please follow strict social distancing and mask guidelines. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
There will also be a celebration of life via zoom at a later date in January. Check back if you would like to be a part of that and share your memories of Ronnie.
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