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Bonnie Ruth Rich passed away on November 28, 2016 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hugo, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on December 21, 1930 to Leonard H. and Rachel (Armstrong) Nelson in Durant, Oklahoma. She married Charles Dwight Rich on July 22, 1948 in Paris, Texas.
She graduated from Grant High School, Grant, Oklahoma in 1948. After graduation, she was employed by Bell Telephone for a brief time before beginning her career as a civil service employee at Perrin Air Force Base, Sherman, Texas. She later relocated to Hugo, Oklahoma and was employed by the USDA. She retired from the USDA-FMHA as a Loan Specialist on June 30, 1990 at Stillwater, Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard H. and Rachel Nelson; husband, Charles Dwight Rich; and brothers, Chester Nelson and Larry Nelson.
She is survived by sons, Charles Nelson Rich of McKinney, Tx, James Dwight and wife Patty Rich of Stillwater, Ok; sister Betty and husband Gilbert San Roman of Raton, Nm, brother Kenneth and wife Sharon Nelson of Longview, Tx, brother Harold and wife Linda of Choteau, Ok, brother Alvie and wife Beverly Nelson of Durant, Ok; sister-in-law Sharon Nelson of Hugo, Ok; grandchildren, Shawna and husband Philip Goodwin of Stillwater, Ok, Michael and Kelli Rich of Derby, Ok, Jamie and Brian Sissell of Wichita, Ks, Melissa and Jack Ritter of Edmond, Ok, Kyle Rich of Ponca City, Ok, Katrina Rich of McKinney, Tx, Miranda Rich of Stillwater, Ok; great grandchildren, Hope Goodwin, Korbin Rich, Ashtyn Rich, Karsyn Rich, Paisley Rich, Brock Thomas, Braydon Thomas, Briant Sissell, Noah Dougherty, Tatum Ritter, Kaitlyn Rich, Kooper Rich; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored by memorial donations to the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com
Published on November 29, 2016
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