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John Alfred Bonar  WWII


March 30, 1918 - September 10, 2006.

GLENROCK - Funeral services for John A. Bonar, 88, will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at 3 p.m., at Glenrock Senior Citizens Center, 617 W. Deer St. in Glenrock with Pastor Fred Dyer from Trinity Baptist Church in Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, Evansville.


He died Sept. 10, 2006, at Garden Square Assisted Living Center in Casper.

He was born March 30, 1918, in Sacramento, Calif., the son of Fred and Clara (Flewelling) Bonar.

He attended school in Sacramento before serving in the Army in Germany during World War II with the 86th Infantry Division, The Blackhawks.

He married Hazel Larene Thomas on May 3, 1947, in Yosemite National Park. Following his discharge, they moved to Glenrock and he resided there for 59 years.

He worked for Continental Oil Refinery in Glenrock until it closed, then at the Texaco Refinery in Casper until he retired.


He belonged to the Odd Fellows, VFW, American Legion and the Wyoming Writers Guild. His hobbies were reading and writing about history. He was honored as a volunteer by the town of Glenrock in 2005 and also served as the Deer Creek Days Parade Marshall.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, two daughters, Virginia Richards and her husband and Lorraine Barber, all of Douglas; son, John Nye Bonar and his wife of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two nieces and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Converse County Cancer Society, in care of Converse County Bank, Drawer 689, Douglas, 82633 Attn: Phyllis Johnson, or the Glenrock Senior Citizens Center.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

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