Albert Sidney Bonner

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Albert Sidney Bonner We mourn the passing and celebrate the life of Albert Sidney Bonner, born December 15th, 1928, departed May 7th, 2012 at his home in the hills overlooking Santa Fe, New Mexico, surrounded by those whom he loved. Sid was born in Meridian, Mississippi, and was the eldest of six children. He is survived by his sisters, Jodi and Jackie; his brother Jim; his beloved wife of 55 years, Peggy; his four children, Scott, Bart, Allison, and Amy and their respective spouses Lisa, Marcela, Lawrence, and James; and his grandchildren Nicholas, Laura, Elise, Brooke, and Hunter. Sid served in the U.S. Marines as a young man out of high school. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Geology at Louisiana State University and a Master of Science degree in Geology at Stanford University. He also attended the Advanced Business Management program at Harvard University. He married Peggy Baker in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1956. Sid's career in the petroleum industry spanned 40 years, starting with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1952 and broadening into executive positions at Cabot Corporation, Union Texas Petroleum, Energy Reserves Group, and Cox Oil and Gas. Sid travelled extensively, visiting Europe, South America, the Far East, and Africa. He became a voracious reader and bibliophile, developing an unquenchable curiosity across a wide spectrum of scientific and philosophical topics. He explored the Great Ideas of life, participating in forums to survey and debate the relevance and timeliness of themes handed down to us by the Greeks and Classical authors. His passion for learning and inquiry sharpened not only his intellect but his innate sense of what it means to be fallible and human. He passed down to his children more than the required preparations for self-sufficiency; he taught them to inquire into the meaning of happiness and to strive to better one's self and the world around us. In this way he drove his life in accordance with Proverbs 4:7: "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." Sid's enthusiasm, his joy in sharing his research into human nature - his erudite observances of what it means to live a good and virtuous life - delighted everyone he knew, eliciting respect and admiration from even casual acquaintances. Mentor, teacher, traveler, husband, father, and wonderful friend, we shall never forget who he was and the lasting legacy that he gave us: For what greater gift can a man bestow by virtue of his generosity and friendship, than to make those whom he touches better than they were before. Funeral services for Sid will be held on May 12th at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Faith at 311 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sid's honor to Church of the Holy Faith Memorial Fund Honoring Sid Bonner, or The Sid and Peggy Bonner Scholarship Fund @ LSU Foundation, 3838 W. Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

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