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Bonnie Bonsell Salyer

Salyer-1Bonnie Bonsell Salyer passed into eternal rest on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Good Shephard Nursing Home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

She was born June 21, 1930 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Harold Jay and Beulah Hughes Bonsell.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Grafton Bonsell, her husband, Roy L. Salyer, and son-in-law, Randolph L. O’Baugh.

Bonnie is survived by daughters, Bonnie L. O’baugh, Belinda S. Garvin and husband Steven; and twin sister, Sally L. Butler and husband James.

Apart from her roles as a loving wife and mother, Bonnie enjoyed a long and successful career as a teacher and counselor in schools in Wyoming, Kansas, Nevada, and Arkansas and retired from Waldron (Arkansas) Public Schools to reside on the family farm near Mena.  Failing health ultimately made it necessary that she live with family in the Little Rock area.  Bonnie was a proud graduate of UA-Fayetteville (BSE) and UCA (MSE).

A service of remembrance will be held at Beasley Wood Chapel, Mena at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2015, with burial to follow at Old Dallas Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Polk County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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