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Bonnie Bell Bolton

August 4, 1935 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 86)


Bonnie Bell Bolton, 86, of Howell, MI passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 16, 2021.   Bonnie, formerly of Paragould, Arkansas was born August 4, 1935 to the late Robert O. Darden and Itly Jane (Sowell) Darden, in Cardwell, Missouri.  


She was fortunate to have found love throughout her life and was preceded in death by her husbands Thomas Thomas, Ernest Barrett and Ronald Dale Bolton.


Bonnie had a unique gift of making people feel important and loved even those she met for the first time. She could have a conversation with anyone and she would become an instant friend.  She enjoyed writing and calling her friends and family to keep in touch and she would always remember them on special occasions.  Bonnie was devoted to her Cardwell High School of class of 53’ and helping her classmates with reunions.


Bonnie will be remembered as an avid flower gardener, statue collector, shopping enthusiast, but most of all spending time with her granddaughters and great grandchildren who she loved and spoiled often as possible.


Left to cherish her wonderful memory are her daughter, Rhyan Candour, son-in-law Dennis Baker, granddaughters Ashley (Luis) Rivera and Carleigh (Todd) Long, and great grandchildren Natalia, Elias, Emerson and Daxson along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her daughters Elizabeth Baker and Mary Rose Masternak, siblings Barbara (Donald) Swann, Robert (Janet) Darden and her parents Robert and Itly Jane Darden.


A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


Lasting memorials may be made to Lupus Foundation of America.  Please leave a message of comfort for Bonnie’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at

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Private Service

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A private memorial service will be held at a later date.


Lupus Foundation of America
Tel: 1-202-349-1155