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2/18/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Bonnie Power
Veronica 'Bonnie' Power
Veronica "Bonnie" Power, 83, of Iowa City, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Phoenix, Ariz., after a brief struggle with cancer.

Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iowa City, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Feb. 22, 3-7 p.m., at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Patrick Church or Hospice of the Valley (Phoenix).

Veronica Teresa "Bonnie" was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Maquoketa, to Hiram and Vivian Spain Goodall. Bonnie graduated from Delmar High School and later received her bachelor's degree from Clarke University in Dubuque. Bonnie taught high school in Delmar.

She married William C. "Bill" Power in June of 1952 in Delmar.

The couple moved to New Orleans while Bill was in the Navy. They then settled in Iowa City where they raised their family. Bonnie later worked for Merit/Shay Electric for many years, retiring in 2000.

Bonnie was a longstanding member of St. Patrick Church. She enjoyed helping others, visiting with friends and loved being with her family the most. Bonnie enjoyed traveling and wintering with her daughters away from the cold of Iowa.

Bonnie is survived by her children, and their families, Dave (Melanie) Power of West Branch, Diane (Chuck) Kelhoffer of Phoenix, Mari (Mike) Foley of Redmond, Wash. and Dan (Jodie) Power of North Liberty; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanne Guise of Delmar and Darlene (Steve) Burke of Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents, her husband, her brother, three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

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