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Bonnie McIntyre

December 12, 1949 — December 4, 2023

Bonnie McIntyre, a beloved member of the Albuquerque community, passed away on December 4, 2023. She was a shining light in the lives of her family, friends, and students during her time on this earth. Bonnie's dedication to education and service left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing her.


Born on December 12, 1949, Bonnie demonstrated her passion for teaching from a young age. After completing her high school education in Rockville, Maryland, she pursued higher learning at the University of Maryland. There, she earned her bachelor's degree in teaching before furthering her education at the University of New Mexico to obtain her master's degree in the field.


Bonnie's career in teaching spanned many years and touched the lives of numerous students. She embraced the opportunity to share knowledge and inspire young minds as a 6th-grade teacher in Grants, NM for two years. After her time in Grants she went on to be a substitute teacher for APS. Her commitment to making a difference extended beyond the classroom walls.


In 1975, Bonnie joined the volunteer firefighting team for Bernalillo County, demonstrating incredible bravery and dedication to protecting others. Over time, she transitioned into a dispatcher role for Bernalillo County, utilizing her skills to keep the community safe. In 1980, Bonnie's exceptional talents led her to be appointed as Fire Chief of Alameda Fire Department BCFD District 1 by Bernalillo County Fire Marshall Tom Richardson.

 Bonnie also, joined the International Fire Chief Association. Bonnie got to travel to Australia and China, where she was able to meet more people who shared the same passion for the job she loved.


Outside of work and community service commitments, Bonnie cherished spending quality time with her loved ones. She had a deep bond with her husband William McIntyre and always ensured that he took vacations to relax and unwind from life's demands. Family meant everything to Bonnie, and she shared an unbreakable bond with her sister Linda Plastas.


Bonnie's vibrant personality was evident to all who knew her. Her outgoing nature and infectious sense of humor could brighten even the darkest days. She possessed an innate ability to make everyone around her laugh and feel at ease. Bonnie's presence was truly a gift, and her memory will forever bring warmth and joy to the hearts of those who loved her.

To honor Bonnie's life and legacy, a Funeral Service will be held on February 16, 2024, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church-Alameda in Albuquerque, NM. The service will commence at 9:00 AM, All are welcome to attend and pay their respects to this remarkable woman who touched so many lives.


Bonnie McIntyre is survived by her husband William McIntyre and her sister Linda Plastas. Their love and support meant the world to Bonnie throughout her journey in life. She will be dearly missed by them and all those who were fortunate enough to know her.


As we mourn the loss of Bonnie McIntyre, let us also celebrate the beautiful soul she was and the profound impact she made during her time among us. Her light may no longer shine in our physical world, but it will forever burn brightly within our hearts. Rest in peace, dear Bonnie, knowing that your memory will live on eternally as an inspiration to us all.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 16, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church-Alameda

9502 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

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Friday, February 16, 2024

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