Bonnie. L. Grimes, Warwick school district gifted teacher, Grimes Group consultant, nature lover

By on January 30, 2019

Bonnie Louise Young Grimes, a former Denver resident, died Jan. 19, 2019 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

She was born in Steubenville, Ohio on Jan. 14, 1948, the daughter of Robert Hanen Young and Helen Louise Roe Young. She was the oldest of five children.

Bonnie’s childhood was spend at Beatty Park, the Steubenville Library, and in the school system. She graduated from Steubenville “Big Red” High School in 1966, where she was head majorette, having led the marching band in the 1964 inaugural parade, was elected Homecoming Queen, and was the first female president of the student council.

Bonnie was the first and only of her family to ever graduate from college. She attended Miami University on academic scholarships and graduated in three years with a degree in education. She then worked on her Master of Science degree from the Ohio State University in counseling, and received a M.S. in educational technology from Lehigh University.

Her professional career was in education, and her primary position was creating programs and teaching gifted students in three grade schools and the high school in the Warwick School District in Lititz for 19 years. One year, her Math Olympiad high school team won the Pennsylvania state championship and was 14th in the United States. After her retirement from education in 2008, she became a consultant for The Grimes Group, Inc., where she specialized in EITC, grants, and technology. Bonnie loved nature, especially walking in the Hershey Gardens.

She supported her husband of 48 years: Richard V. Grimes Jr., in his law practice. They had two children: son, Eric P. Grimes, husband of Laurie Glowtawski, father of Hunter Meckanie Grimes and Maryn C. Grimes, and stepfather of Michael Glowtawski; and daughter, the late Elizabeth Louise Grimes, who passed at age 27.

Burial will be in a private ceremony in the Fairview Cemetery, Denver. A celebration of life will be held on March 23 with details to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that anyone interested make a contribution to Hershey Gardens, 170 Hershey Road, Hershey, PA 17033, in Bonnie’s memory.

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