Saturday, September 1, 2007


Gabe and Barbara Bonnet

After graduating from NDHS in 1957, Gabe Bonnet attended the University of California Los Angles where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics. He then attended Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in 1966 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. His internship and residency were completed at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Bonet then served the next 2 1/2 years in the United States Public Health Service in Zuni and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Gabe began the practice of Pediatrics and Neonatology in Grand Junction, Colorado until 1985, when he became the Medical Director for the State of Colorado Department of Developmental Disabilities. Subsequently he served as Medical Director for FHP and Human Health Plans in Long Beach, Albuquerque and San Antonio before becoming Medical Director for Washoe Medical System in Reno, Nevada where Ihe has spent the last 14 years.
Gabe Bonnet retired in 2004 and has been doing volunteer medical work for the State of Nevada and the American Red Cross. He is also involved in developing immunity legislation for volunteer medical emergency personnel both at State and Federal levels.
Gabe's oldest daughter, Suzanne, is a lawyer in Denver. She and her husband, Bill, presented our classmate with two beautiful granddaughters.
Patti, Gabe's second daughter, is a Tour Coordinator for the International Mountain Biking Association. His son Mike is a Physician's Assistant in Crescent City, California.
Speaking of his life in 2007, Gabe states that "My wife of 3 1/2 years, Barbara, and I enjoy traveling, camping and boating/fishing when possible."

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