Bonnie S. (Dreyer) Gilles

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Bonnie S (Dreyer) Gilles
Juy 31, 1955 - May 28, 2018
Bonnie S Gilles, age 62, of Colorado Springs, Colorado lost her battle to cancer Monday, May 28th, 2018. She was the daughter of M. Robert Dreyer, and Haremina (Nyp) Stehouwer, born and raised in Grandville, Michigan. She graduated from Calvin Christian High School, Calvin College, majoring in Political Science and Grand Rapids Community College with a degree as Registered Nurse. She was preceded in death by her father, M. Robert Dreyer.
She is survived by her Husband, Jeffrey A Gilles, and had been married for 35 adventurous years. During their 35 year marriage, they had 5 loving children: Todd A Gilles, Kemper R Gilles, Piper S Gilles, Alexe D Gilles and Shelby J Gilles.
Those who were close to Bonnie knew what a bright and independent spirit she was, she loved to travel, watch sports (Go Broncos) and most importantly support all her children in every way possible. Whether it was tennis, singing, golf or figure skating, she was there. She wasn't just the mother of her children, she was also the ultimate "skating mom" to many. She hosted skaters from all around the world (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden, US, and Russia just to name a few). She supported their dreams almost as much as her own children's dreams. The skating community definitely won't be the same without her.
A Celebration of her Life service will be held on Saturday, June 9th at the Pauline Chapel, 2 Park Ave, Colorado Springs, CO at 1pm and a reception to follow at the Broadmoor. Please contact the family. Flowers may be sent to Pauline Chapel. Those wishing to make Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to CanFund or USFS as she was such a supporter in many athletes lives.

Published in The Gazette on June 6, 2018
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