Helen E. "Bonney" Vito, age 88, of Albuquerque, N.M. died peacefully Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, after a two-month struggle with injuries suffered in a fall at home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Albert Bonney and Eva I. Long. She attended school in Jackson, Mich. and graduated from high school in 1941.
She met Frank Vito, an Army veteran from WWII (from 229 Beech St., Kane) in Washington, D.C. in 1946 and they were married in Jackson, Mich. on Sept. 2, 1948.
"Bonney" was very active in swimming, hiking and race walking, and participated for 20 years in the New Mexico Senior Olympics and in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. As a member of the American Volksporting Association she completed walks in all 50 states.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister and four brothers. She is survived by her husband Frank, her sister Joyce and sister- in-law Kay, brother and sister-in-law James and Sharlene of Kane, four daughters and one son, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the Heights First Church of the Nazarene 8401 Paseo del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122 at 10 a.m.