Juanita “Jenny” Bonilla Peru

Juanita “Jenny” Bonilla Peru

Juanita “Jenny” Bonilla Peru

Juanita “Jenny” Bonilla Peru

Juanita “Jenny” Bonilla Peru was born on August 19, 1934 and returned to the Lord on May 13, 2020 following a full and beautiful life. Jenny was born to Guadalupe and Aurelio Bonilla and raised in Morenci where she met Gilbert Peru in high school.

Following Gilbert’s service in the Army, they were married and began their family, remaining in Morenci where Gilbert worked and retired from Phelps Dodge. Jenny and Gilbert were amazing parents, grandparents and great grandparents to three children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Both the Bonilla and Peru families were blessed with large families which provided for big family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Jenny was especially fond of family camping summers at West Fork of the Black River in the White Mountains where uncles, aunts, friends and cousins created many memorable times. A childhood memory that stands out most was having Mom bless each of us every night when we got in bed. Mom was also a good hugger and we felt her love when she put her arms around us; we miss those hugs.

Jenny is survived by her children, Gilbert (Peaches), Steve (Beth), Cindy (Mike) and their families along with extended family members of the Bonilla and Peru families who have been so caring.

Jenny was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert in 2012, and has been laid to rest beside him in Casa Grande; they are now reunited. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of her passing, the family was not able to hold a formal funeral service, but ask that you remember both our parents in your thoughts.

The delay in publishing the obituary was simply that it was so difficult to compose; we miss our parents, Jenny and Gilbert so very much.

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