BAKERSFIELD, CA - Fonda May Sullivan was born March 9, 1931 in Laverne. OK to Mark and Alma Alden. She passed away in Bakersfield, CA on July 28, 2020. She was 89 years old. Fonda married Eugene A. Sullivan on October 2, 1948 and graduated from Guymon High School in 1949.
Fonda raised her children in Guymon, OK and Garden City. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Garden City and in Bella Vista, AR. After retirement, she came back to Garden City and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene before moving to Bakersfield, CA. in 2017.
Fonda enjoyed 25 years of retirement with Gene, in Bella Vista, AR and South, TX. Playing bingo, going to church, playing tennis, playing cards with friends, eating the fish dad caught, and enjoying life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, her two daughters, Janice Jay (Bakersfield, CA) and Jeanne Sullivan (Garden City, KS.), her daughter-in-law Cheryl Sullivan, and her great grandson, Aziess Whitehurst. Her family that survives includes her three sons, Joe Sullivan (Gayle), Kansas City, MO., Jeff Sullivan (Shannan), Garden City, and Jay Sullivan (Jaye), Bakersfield, CA. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. All of these grandchildren are scattered across the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Florida and California.
Fonda requested there be no services. In remembrance of her, these are the three best options: 1) Find a Taco Tuesday night at your local restaurant and enjoy some ground beef tacos and/or 2) find your local BINGO session and let her rip and/or 3) Play Farkle, Boggle, or Pass the Ace….Bring your quarters!
Posted online on July 31, 2020