Bonnie Madelia Graves Oct. 23, 1911 — April 29, 2000
Bonnie Madelia Graves, 88, died Saturday at a Portland foster care home facility.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Niswonger, Reynolds and Tabor Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Nativity Lutheran Church in Bend. A private graveside service will be on Thursday.
Mrs. Graves was born in Beach, N.D., on Oct. 23, 1911. She married Claude Graves on Sept. 23, 1939, in Bagley, Minn.
In 1953, the Graveses moved to Bend and Mrs. Graves worked as a music teacher for the Bend-La Pine School District and as a private piano teacher until her retirement in 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Claude (Bud) Graves Jr. of Port Townsend, Washington, and Gary Graves of Stayton; two daughters, Claudia Martin of Bend and Marguerite Barron of Portland and 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1551 NW First St., Bend 97701, or Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend 97702.
Niswonger, Reynolds and Tabor Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Zelma Margarette (Bailey) Wallace July 7, 1913 — Feb. 27, 2002
Zelma Margarette (Bailey) Wallace of Bend died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 88. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 10 at Grace Community Church in Bend.
Mrs. Wallace was born July 7, 1913, in Junction City to James and Pearl (Beck) Bailey. She married Thomas Wallace on July 3, 1931, in Springfield.
She moved to Alfalfa in January 1944 and was a farmer.
Mrs. Wallace was affiliated with the Grace Community Church in Bend. She was active with the Alfalfa Grange and Home Extension Program.
Survivors include her four sons, Donald of Brothers, Carl, James and Thomas, all three of Bend; a daughter, Yvonne Katter of Bend; a brother, Merle Bailey of Redmond; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Grace Community Church Memorial Fund.
Feb. 20, 1912 — Dec. 9, 2000
Harry Leo Bonner of Marysville, Washington, died Saturday in Everett, Washington. He was 88. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Bend.
Mr. Bonner was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Moselle, Mississippi, to William and Ella (Sellers) Bonner. He married Gracie Irene Whatley in January of 1933. She died in 1987.
Mr. Bonner's livelihoods were farming and logging.
He moved his family to Oregon in 1950. After the death of his wife he made his home in Washington.
Mr. Bonner enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and traveling between Mississippi, Oregon and Washington visiting his children.
Survivors include five sons, Melvin of Crescent; Roy of Marysville, Wash., James of Mississippi, Calvin of Camano Island, Wash., Charles of Everett, Wash.; two daughters, Ella McCaul of Eugene and Earlene Churchwell of Lucedale, Miss.; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, two daughters and three grandchildren.
Solie Funeral Home in Everett, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.
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