Bonnie Dupree left home in 1977 and wandered the country until she met Atz Kilcher. The two have been inseparable since and their adventures are even featured on Alaska: The Last Frontier.
Get to know Bonnie better as this article proceeds.
Meet Bonnie Dupree, Alaska: The Last Frotnier’s Atz Kilcher Wife
Bonnie Dupree and Atz Kilcher are old classmates. They stumbled upon each other in the late 70s and drove across the country, up the coast, landed in the town of Homer, and pitched a tent on the beach — all in just 9 days.
The two then moved to a tipi in the wilderness with nothing but a wood stove and a loft. Eventually, Bonnie felt comfortable being where no people were within miles and decided to marry Atz.
Thereafter, the love birds have been inseparable. Though Bonnie’s screen time may have been reduced on Alaska: The Last Frontier, offscreen, she and Atz were often seen traveling together, most recently in Boston.
The last we saw them, the duo was sending a little time at their Casita in southern Arizona. “Out hiking with my wife Bon Bon. Will be heading for Telluride Colorado To hang out with my grandson Kase, and my daughter Jewel,” Atz wrote on his IG at the time.
Later, Atz then hosted a concert at the Sheridan Opera house, a fundraiser for Operation Encore, a veterans program, and the local adaptive sports program. His wife was there too.
Did you know: Jewel has received four Grammy Award nominations and has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Bonnie Dupree And Atz Kilcher Kids
Bonnie Dupree shares no kids with Atz Kilcher.
The children — Shane Kilcher, Atz Lee Kilcher, and Jewel Kilcher — you see on the show are from Atz’s former marriage.
Talking about them: Shane was born in May 1971. He worked as a Project manager at the Cleanwater project for over 13 years. In 1990, he married Shane Kilcher, and together, they share 4 children.
As for Atz, the one who inherited his father’s name, he always considered himself the “black sheep” of the family. He left the subsistence life on the homestead looking for a bigger and better life in 2000. Then, he roamed the country with his guitar until he one day realized that the homestead where he was raised truly was the last frontier. A full circle, Atz returned to his roots built a cabin by hand and never left.
Here’s his IG @atzlee.
Lastly, Jewel is an aspiring opera singer who left pre-war Germany, headed to Alaska, and married Yule Kilcher because she felt her future children must be born somewhere free. She has traveled the world to sing at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, sang with Bob Dylan, and graced the White House for President Clinton.
Surprisingly, Jewel isn’t on Alaska: The Last Frontier. But she did appear in three episodes back in 2016 when she returned to her family’s homestead after nearly seven years away
Besides these three, Atz also has another son named Nikos Kilcher who was featured on the show. He is also a musician before on March 7, 1984.
Is Bonnie Dupree Atz Kilcher’s First Wife?
No, Bonnie Dupree isn’t Atz Kilcher’s first wife.
Prior to her, the “Alaska: The Last Frontier” star was married to his ex-wife Lenedra Carroll. They were together for 2 decades before ultimately divorcing in the late 70s.
Like Atz, his ex-wife is also a musician. She even released two albums with then-husband Atz and then recorded two solo albums in 2007 (Beyond Words) and 2009 (Daybreak Song).
Besides singing, Lenedra is also an author who penned a memoir titled, The Architecture of All Abundance: Seven Foundations of Prosperity. The book shared her life details navigating the entertainment industry, managing her daughter’s budding career, and personal issues.
Bonnie Dupree Age
Bonnie Dupree was born on February 5, 1954. That made her 68 years of age in 2022; 9 years younger than her husband Atz.
Corresponding to her birthday, Bonnie is of the Aquarius zodiac.
Bonnie Dupree Job
Bonnie Dupree is a Dental hygienist. The last we checked, she was working at Edward Todd DDS in Homer, AK.
Before that, she worked at the local cannery for years.
When Bonnie wasn’t at her job, she was found often painting. Infact, she’s taken painting classes in college and privately over the years. She admits that painting was a natural progression when “retirement” afforded her the time and energy to focus on it.
Fun Fact: Bonnie only returned to o college in Anchorage at age 39 to become a dental hygienist.
Is Bonnie Dupree On Instagram?
No, we couldn’t find Bonnie on Instagram.
However, here’s her Facebook @bonniekilcher.
Where Is Bonnie Dupree From?
Bonnie hails from Saranac Lake, New York.
She was born to her parents, Irene Ladd and Bill Goetz.
Sadly, her mother Irene passed away at the age of 97 in 1925. Irene was an excellent knitter and seamstress and became an expert porcelain doll maker. She and her husband have also traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe.
As for Bonnie’s siblings, she has two — Obie and Marilee Dupree.
How Tall Is Bonnie Dupree?
Bonnie stands tall at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).
Her distinct features include — big blue eyes and silver hair.