Rhonda Boni-Burden
1959 - 2021
BORN
1959
DIED
2021

RHONDA BONI-BURDEN
April 16, 1959 ˜ September 26, 2021

Rhonda Boni-Burden was born to Bob and Phyllis Boni April 16, 1959. She grew up in Washougal, WA, and passed away in Vancouver from pneumonia and complications of COVID-19 Sept. 26, 2021.
Rhonda attended Washougal schools and graduated from Washougal High School in 1977 where she was voted “Most Likely to Succeed”. Rhonda attended Concordia University in Portland, OR, and graduated from Clark College in 1981 with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and Business Law.
She worked for Gulick Freight Logistics for over 20 years and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2020.
Throughout the years, Rhonda belonged to and volunteered for numerous associations including President of East County Little League, Senior Regent for the Women of the Moose at the Camas/Washougal Moose Lodge, Family Services Coordinator for the Hemophilia Foundation, member of the Salvation Army Church in Washougal, the American Legion Hall Cape Horn Post 122, the American & National Truckers Associations, the National Rifle Association and many, many more.
Rhonda has touched the lives of so many people, always helping wherever she could. She was an awesome mother, grandmother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She will truly be missed by all.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her father, Bob Boni;stepmother, MaryEllen Boni; and stepfather, Ron Cameron.
She is survived by her daughter, Kristin and wife Brianna Murray; son, Alex Burden; husband, Donny Burden; mother, PJ Cameron; sister, Linda Ochs and husband Leonard; brother, Brian Boni and wife Traci; and adopted sister, Yvette Bonneau. Also numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. But most importantly she is survived by her grandson, Milo Murray.
Rhonda’s final resting place will be the Washougal Memorial Cemetery where services will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 12 p.m. The celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
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Published by The Columbian on Oct. 3, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
9
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m.
Hilton Hotel
Vancouver,, WA
Oct
9
Burial
12:00p.m.
Washougal Memorial Cemetery
WA
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It´s inconceivable to me that I´ll never hear you laugh, watch you greet our kids and grandchildren with glee and unconditional love. No one person will be able to fill your shoes, not at home, not at work and not at church... it will collectively take all of us to carry on your many legacies. All our sympathies out to your sweet family, your brother and sisters, the kids, Milo, your church family and your passion for transportation, the Gulick family of co workers. You are celebrated and grieved by many.
Jodi Guetzloe Parker
Family
October 10, 2021
I met Rhonda at our TCA sponsored benchmarking group first in Nashville, TN. She was a warm and welcoming person who made people feel comfortable. I learned quite a bit from her in the couple of years I met her and was impressed with her sharp intellect and her openness to share and learn from the others in our group. She will be greatly missed and I know not easily replaced. My condolences to her family and work family at Gulick.
Ryan Flynn
October 6, 2021
I met Rhonda through the Truckload Carriers Association, and her involvement in peer group benchmarking. She was a wonderful person, and a great mentor for me. My condolences to her family and her Gulick family. She will be deeply missed.
Chris Henry
Friend
October 5, 2021
I met Rhonda through Truckload Carriers of America and she was always a joy to be around. She warmly welcomed me into the group and we frequently found ourselves seated nearby at meetings or dinners. Always one for a good laugh she will be notably absent from our meeting later this month.
Mike Durst
Work
October 5, 2021
To the family of Rhonda, may she rest in peace and God Bless her. We are sorry for your loss and she will be missed by all the friends she made in the world.
Al Hill and the Hill Bros. Transportation and Logistics team
October 5, 2021
I worked with Rhonda as part of two Benchmarking Groups in Trucking. What a joy to be around. Smart as a whip & always willing to share what she knew. She remembered things that were only important to you, always making you feel special. What a great lady, a great human being, a great trucker. Our groups are better because of you Rhonda!! Thank you....
Shepard Dunn
Work
October 5, 2021
We've been sister/friends for 47 years. I can't imagine life here with-out you. You meant so much to me that words can not express. I love you and will truly miss you. Until we meet again you're in my heart.
Yvette Bonneau
October 3, 2021
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