Bonnie (Mallory) Reid, 88, of Brewster/Goodland, died March 26, 2018. Bonnie was born in 1929, in Brewster, Kansas to Lloyd and Lina (Andregg) Mallory, the fourth of four children. Bonnie attended Brewster Grade School and Brewster High School, graduating in the class of 1947. She attended Kansas State for two years.
Bonnie married Warren Reid on August 10, 1949 and resided on a farm north of Brewster. Three children; Lance, Nathan, and Laurie were born while the family lived on the farm. Bonnie and Warren lived on the same block in Brewster as children and in 1964, moved into a home in Brewster on that same block. They lived in that home for more than 53 years before moving to Goodland’s Wheat Ridge Center five months ago.
Bonnie was baptized in the Methodist Church and was a member of the Brewster United Methodist Church. She held offices in the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School, and worked practically every church function. Bonnie began each day with a devotional time and many benefitted from her encouragement and comfort as she tried to live her life as a servant of God.
As co-editor of the biannual Brewster High School alumni newsletter, Bonnie helped alumni maintain their connections to classmates and to Brewster for more than 25 years.
Bonnie enjoyed many social activities including her morning aerobics group, the “What’s Trump” bridge club, and the Prairie Gem 4-H club. She grew up in a card-playing family and shared her love of card games, especially cribbage, with friends, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Watching sports was also a passion. Bonnie often kept her own scoresheet for baseball and basketball games, her favorite sports. She travelled the state to support her children and grandchildren in their grade school, high school, and college competitions in basketball, baseball, track, volleyball, and football. In her final days in the hospital her purse carried a Final Four bracket so she wouldn’t miss a state school’s game.
Baking was something that Bonnie enjoyed and shared with family and the Brewster community. Her cinnamon rolls and bread won awards at the county fair and “Grandma Reid’s bread was the best ever”. Neighbors eagerly borrowed her sourdough starter and new families were welcomed to the Brewster community with a loaf of freshly baked bread. Roses of various colors bloomed in Bonnie’s backyard with pink roses her favorite.
Family and friends will miss the flower arrangements, the baked goods, the encouraging cards, and the phone calls on their birthdays and other special occasions. Bonnie’s kitchen was where kids could color Easter eggs, decorate Christmas cookies, or make homemade ice cream.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Lina Mallory, and her older siblings Alma Louise, Bill, and Nadine Kammer.
Those left to remember Bonnie include her husband Warren of Goodland, sons Lance of Andale KS and Nathan (Judy) of Topeka KS, and daughter Laurie Jones of Kismet KS. Grandchildren include Josh (Brit) Reid of Atlanta GA, Jordan (Amanda) Reid of Brewster, Jay (Brianna) Reid of Atlanta GA, Jalyn (Heath) Baird of Atlanta GA, Jeff (Stevi) Reid of Edwardsville KS, Jayde Reid of Atlanta GA, Eric (Angela) Jones of Meade KS, Amanda (Ryan) Kisner of Kismet KS, Mallory Jones of Oklahoma City OK, and Julie (Braydon) Robinson of Turpin, OK. There are also 27 great grandchildren.
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Brewster United Methodist Church
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