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Bonita "Bonnie" Duck


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Bonita "Bonnie" Duck Obituary
Bonita "Bonnie" Duck, 81, of Scottsdale, Arizona, originally of Flagstaff, Arizona, died January 15, 2013.
 She was born Ruby Bonita, July 14, 1931, in Mineral Wells, Texas, the daughter of late Della Annie Crowell and William Columbus "Dub" Boarman. She was the eldest of 6 siblings, one whom predeceased her in childhood. Her beloved husband of 56 years, John Charles Duck, passed away August 19, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
 She graduated from Tucumcari High School, attended Eastern New Mexico University, and Northern Arizona University. She was employed by Northern Arizona University, Museum of Northern Arizona, and United States Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona.  An active and passionate volunteer, she worked diligently in the San Francisco Bay Chapter of The National League of POW/MIA Families, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Girl Scouts of America, and as an active member at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was her gift of welcoming new people that she will be most remembered.
 She is survived by her 5 siblings and her three daughters, Karen and son-in-law, Patrick Flood, Alison and son-in-law, Tim Smith, and Mary and son-in-law, Paul Pallon;  grandchildren, Maggie Smith and husband, Tyler Paluch, Caitlin and Sean Flood, Alicia Pallon and husband, and Matt, Maria and Christine Pallon; and one great-grandson, Carter Heber.
A funeral is scheduled at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., in Scottsdale. 
Published in the Quay County Sun on Jan. 23, 2013
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