Elizabeth Ann Bonitz

April 28, 1959 ~ April 17, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old


Elizabeth Ann Bonitz, age 63, of Columbia Falls, Montana passed away April 17, 2023. She was born April 28, 1959 in Pineville, Kentucky to the late John W. Wilson and Mary Katherine Wilson (Viall).

Elizabeth was a loving & caring wife, and had a passion for animals, large and small. Professionally, she was a microbiologist and medical technologist, with two BS degrees from ASU. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing the piano, and more recently enjoyed boating. Elizabeth and Lew had many cats over the years that she and her husband had adopted/rescued.

Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 42 years, Lew Bonitz; brother, David Wilson; sister, Susan Booth Barham; and brother-in-law, Bill C. Barham. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth is preceded in death by nephew, John Barham.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made payable to “Human Society of Northwest Montana,” 100 Adopt A Pet Way, US-93, Kalispell, MT 59901. To send online condolences, please visit


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