A Member of the Tahlequah, Oklahoma Ward, she and her husband are on a 12-month stake mission in the Eufaula, Oklahoma Branch. Originally from Rexburg, Idaho, Bonnie has degrees from Ricks College (BYU Idaho) and Idaho State University. She is a member and treasurer of the Indian Territory Genealogical & Historical Society, a member of The Mayflower Society, New England Genealogical Society, The Pilgrim Society, Quaker Family History Society, and Idaho State Historical Society. Her great grandmother's family were members of the infamous Willey Handcart Company. She has been doing genealogy/family history since her teens. Her husband’s family is Cherokee and she has been a researcher for the Indian Territory Genealogical & Historical Society located at Northeastern State University. She inherited an extensive Cherokee research library from her mother-in-law and has come to love Cherokee research.