Fonda May SullivanBakersfield, CA, 1931 - 2020
Fonda May Sullivan was born March 9, 1931, in Laverne. Okla., to Mark and Alma Alden. She passed away in Bakersfield, Calif., on July 28th, 2020. She was 89 years old. Fonda married Eugene A. Sullivan on October 2, 1948, and graduated from Guymon High School in 1949. Fonda raised her children in Guymon, Okla., and Garden City, Kan. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Garden City, Kan. and in Bella Vista, Ark. After retirement back to Garden City, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Garden City before moving to Bakersfield, Calif., in 2017.
Fonda enjoyed 25 years of retirement with Gene in Bella Vista, Ark., and south Texas, playing bingo, going to church, playing tennis, playing cards with friends, eating the fish dad caught, and enjoying life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister; her two daughters, Janice Jay (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Jeanne Sullivan (Garden City, Kan.), her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Sullivan; and her great-grandson, Aziess Whitehurst. Her family that survives includes her three sons, Joe Sullivan (Gayle); Kansas City, Mo., Jeff Sullivan (Shannan), Garden City, Kan., and Jay Sullivan (Jaye), Bakersfield, Calif. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. All of these grandchildren are scattered across the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, and California.
Fonda requested there be no services. In remembrance of her, these are the three best options: 1) Find a Taco Tuesday night at your local restaurant and enjoy some ground beef tacos and/or 2) find your local bingo session and let her rip and/or 3) Play Farkle, Boggle, or Pass the Ace….Bring your quarters!
Published August 1, 2020