Mary Pauline Bomer (Walker) 96, of Bentonville, Ark., formerly of Glenwood, died after a short illness, Nov, 14, 2012, in her apartment in Osage Terrace. She was cremated and there were no services. Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory of Bella Vista, Ark., handled the arrangements.
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Pauline was born Dec. 9, 1915, in DeWitt, Neb. She completed school in DeWitt and then moved to Blue Springs, Neb., where she worked in the local drug store. She met and subsequently married Alvin (Bud) Wondra in 1937. They had two children, Kenneth in 1939 and Robert in 1941. With the advent of war the family moved to Middle River, Md., where Pauline worked for the Glenn L. Martin Company as a riveter on the PBM Mariner production line. In l947 Pauline and her sons moved to Council Bluffs. Pauline worked for Meadow Gold Dairies before attending comptometer operator classes in Lincoln, Neb. Then in 1948, she was employed by the Swanson company, later to become Campbell Soup, in Omaha, Neb. She married George Barta in 1955. They remained in Council Bluffs until 1958 and then established their home in South Omaha where George worked.
After George's death in 1962, she met and married Wayne Bomer of Glenwood in 1964 and they built their home there. After working for Swanson/Campbell Soup for 25 years, Pauline retired in November 1973. After Wayne's death in September 1987, Pauline remained in Glenwood until 1989. She then moved to Council Bluffs and lived there until 1993, when she moved to Ortonville, Minn., where she lived until 2003. At that time, she moved to Bella Vista, and subsequently, nearby Bentonville.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother Grace Walker; her siblings, Beulah, Delbert and Chauncey and her son Robert and his wife Marsha.
She is survived by her son Kenneth (Carolyn) of Bella Vista; grandchildren Kathryn, Marlise and Monica; three great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Nov. 28, 2012