Alice Virginia Baggett Bonds, 76, of Bella Vista, Arkansas and a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, passed away peacefully December 2 surrounded by her precious family at Circle of Life Legacy Village in Bentonville. She was born on December 2, 1941 in Bentonville, Arkansas to Lonas Arland Baggett and Edna Campbell Baggett.
She graduated from Bentonville High School in 1959 and from Sparks School of Nursing in Ft. Smith, AR in 1962. Alice served as a passionate, caring registered nurse for more than 50 years. She began her nursing career at Bates Memorial Hospital in Bentonville, served as Dr. Stuart Wilson’s cardiology nurse at the Rogers Medical Center and assisted Dr. Larry Wright for more than 30 years before retiring. All of her family and friends benefited from her nursing knowledge and love of caring for others.
Alice was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas for over thirty years. She used her beautiful alto voice in the Worship Choir and the Senior Choir, “Saints Alive”. When requested, she shared her musical talents of playing the piano, organ and ukulele to praise our Savior and bless her friends and family.
She cherished her family and always looked forward to the gathering of her siblings and cousins for what became known as the monthly “Sibling Suppers.”
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Alice is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Joe Edd “Pete” Bonds of Bella Vista; one brother, Carl Baggett and wife, Robbie of Rogers, AR; two sisters, Mary Baggett of Bentonville and Thelma Skaggs and husband, Bob of Bentonville; her special uncle, Max Baggett of Trussville, Alabama; sister-in-law, Johnnie Shaffer of Bentonville; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many cherished friends and coworkers.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Apple Creek Health and Rehab and Circle of Life Legacy Village for their compassionate care during Alice’s illness.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30AM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 3364 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers AR 72758 with Dr. Wes George officiating. Burial will follow in Bentonville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30AM until service time.
Memorials may be made in memory of Alice Bonds to First Baptist Church “Building Fund” 3364 W Pleasant Grove Rd, Rogers AR 72758 or to Circle of Life Legacy Village, 1201 NE Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, AR 72712.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stockdale-Moody Funeral Services of Rogers. Words of comfort or memories may be shared at Stockdalemoodyfs.com