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Bonnie R. Tyree


Bonnie R. Tyree died February 7, 2021 at her home east of Lexington, at the age of 79 Years 9 Months 20 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at the Lexington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Bonnie was born April 18, 1941 in Arnett, Oklahoma to Recil Kelly and Mary Elmina (Raff) Dobbs, where she was raised and attended school. On February 3, 1957, Bonnie was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the First Born by Brother Edsel Thomas.

On January 1, 1962, Bonnie married Richard Tyree in Hobbs, New Mexico.  They then moved to Tulare, California where Richard built Dairy Barns for many years. Bonnie worked as secretary and bookkeeper for the family business. She always had huge gardens, and loved canning.

Bonnie was OCD when in came to cleanliness, enjoyed reading and learning, and was witty with a great sense of humor. She and Richard built their home to host company, and was very hospitable with the brethern, and when it came to feeding them, she had no limits.

Bonnie also enjoyed being a midwife, and delivered numerous babies over the years. She was blunt and honest, and loved spending time with her sister, as well as all her family. During her life, Bonnie has done many things, from remodeling her home and her rental houses, to brush hogging her own property. Anything she put her mind to, she accomplished. 

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Recil and Mary Dobbs; her husband, Richard Tyree; and her siblings, Dwain Dobbs and Joye Dobbs.

Survivors include her son, David Tyree of Taloga, Okla.; her daughter, Sandra Bond and husband, Chris of Wanette, Okla.; her grandchildren, Amanda and husband, Wally, Amelia, CeCelia, Kayla and husband, Clay, Garrick and wife, Keturah, Dravin and wife, Chelsey, and Kearstin and husband, Craig; her 12 and counting, great-grandchildren; her sister, Lawania Wittman; and numerous other relatives and friends.