Hugh McKenzie Bonnell, 85, of Hemet, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at the Ramona Manor Rehab Facility in Hemet following hip replacement surgery from which he failed to recover.

Mr. Bonnell was born Dec. 5, 1919 in Los Angeles.

He was retired from the Air Force and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Mr. Bonnell was a long-time Idyllwild resident before his recent move to Hemet. He belonged to the Idyllwild Lions Club and the American Legion Post 800, including the Legion’s Color Guard.

He was actively involved in many of the Hill activities, projects and organizations. He will be dearly remembered by those who knew him.

A funeral service will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside. Arrangements are pending. For more information, call Criss Bonnell at (951) 927-5682.

He is survived by four sons, Criss Bonnell of California, Munro Bonnell and Steve Bonnell, both of New York, and Mark Bonnell of California; a daughter, Cherina Guzman of California; and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Bonnell was preceded in death by his wife, Ellouise Bonnell.