RICE, Bonnie M.

Bonnie M
Rice of Sweetwater, Oklahoma | 1933 – 2017 | Obituary
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Funeral Service

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017

10:00 AM Sweetwater, OK First Baptist Church

Burial in Mulberry Cemetery, Sweetwater, OK
Bonnie M Rice
February 23, 1933 – January 14, 2017
Bonnie Mae Rice was born February 23, 1933 in Reydon, Oklahoma to
Effie Mae and Elbert Lee Payne. She went to be with her heavenly Father on
January 14, 2017 at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. 
Bonnie married Arnold A. Rice at Wheeler, TX August 23, 1949. She
lived most of her life in the Reydon, Meridian and Sweetwater communities.
Bonnie and Arnold farmed in the Reydon community and also owned the drugstore
before working in the garment factories at McLean, Texas, Clinton and Elk City,
Oklahoma . Bonnie cooked at Sweetwater School and later became the Postmaster
of the Sweetwater Post Office in 1987.  Bonnie was a hard worker and
always enjoyed what she did. She also enjoyed attending church and community
activities, traveling, sewing, fishing, watching wildlife in her yard, kids,
being with family and playing Wahoo. 
Bonnie was long time member of the Sweetwater First Baptist
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six sisters,
Carrie Payne, Leavie Marshall, Ellen Cusick, Oma Lee Wright, Ozelle Wright and
Inez Abell.
She is survived by her nieces, Jewel Dean Clay
and husband, Ray, of Reydon, OK, Maybelle Worley and husband, Tom, of Sayre,
OK, Faye Crossno and husband, Lofton, of Holdenville, OK, Gwyn Terry of Nice,
CA and Karan Gallagar of Florence, AZ as well as a host of other relatives and
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