Bonnie Cromar Sterling, 90, of Walnut Creek, California, passed away December 25, 2014. Bonnie was born December 18, 1924, to Leslie Turner Cromar and Laura Ann Jeppson Cromar.\n\nBonnie grew up and attended school in Eureka, Utah, where she graduated as the Valedictorian and Senior Class Vice-President. She attended Brigham Young University where she was associated with the Val Norns and served as the BYU Senior Class Secretary. Bonnie graduated in 1946 with a degree in Business Education. She worked her way through college as a telephone operator and then worked as a secretary for War Assets run by the F.B.I. Bonnie later earned a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri, and taught in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, Mo.\n\nBonnie married John William (Bill) Sterling, Jr. on June 7, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. To support military and then career advancements, Bill and Bonnie moved from Salt Lake to Monterey and San Diego, Ca; then Lubbock and Dallas, Tx; St. Louis, Mo.; New York City and ultimately to San Francisco, where Bill retired. Bonnie ensured that each new city became an opportunity for the family to make new friends, learn our country's history, to value cultural diversity and to provide service in the LDS church and community.\n\nBonnie loved to read, bake, sew, quilt, needle point, raise roses, travel, and spend time with family. Bill predeceased Bonnie in 2006. She is survived by four children: Scott of Salt Lake, Ann (Rob) Blue of Clovis, Ca., Karen of Salt Lake, Alan (Starla) of Newbury Park, Ca.; four grandchildren Jason (Denise) Blue, Amy (Scott) Leopold, Brian (Jenn) Swett and Carmen Sterling; six grandsons - Jayden, Tyler, and Trey Blue; Brady and Mac Swett: and Bode Leopold. She is also survived by her brother Richard (Judy) Cromar of Merced, Ca. and his family.\n\nFuneral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015, in the Olpin Family Mortuary located at 494 South 300 East in Pleasant Grove, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will begin one hour prior to the service at 10:00. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.\n\nBonnie was a very generous person who offered quiet assistance to those in need. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to an education fund or charity of your choice.