Bonnita Mae (Nida) Foster

Class of 1956

1956 Maroon SpotlightBonnita Nida
Bonnita Nida

Football Queen 55-56, Band Queen Manager 53-54, Twirler 53-56, Band Treasurer 54-56, Class Assembly 53-54, 54-55, Junior Play 54-55, Teen Town Council 54-55, Teen Town Clerk 54-55, Student Council 55-56.

Bonnita Mae (Nida) Foster

July 5, 1938 – October 10, 2021

Bonnita Mae Foster, age 83, of Perry, Oklahoma, passed away October 10, 2021, at home, with her children by her side, in Perry, Oklahoma.

Bonnita was born on July 5, 1938, in Orlando, Oklahoma, to Ralph and Bonnie (Reed) Nida. Bonnita grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1956. Bonnita was especially close to her high school graduating classmates and held very special memories of their time together. Bonnita faithfully served her community as City Clerk for 25 years. However, her favorite title God gifted her was Momma and Mamaw. She married Clayton Bolay in 1957 with whom she had her children, Ted and Teresa.

Survivors include: her daughter, Teresa Upchurch and her husband, Bobby of Monett, Missouri; son, Ted Bolay and his wife, Tammy of Perry, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Meagan Hulet and her husband, Travis of Perry, Oklahoma, Missy Groom and her husband, Taylor of Perry, Oklahoma, Katie Meier and her husband, Lucas of Monett, Missouri, Bonnie Upchurch of Monett, Missouri, Brannon Bolay of Perry, Oklahoma; and Bailey Parmley and her husband, Kyle of Missouri; great-grandchildren, Lee Hulet, Langston Hulet, Emmy Groom, and Rylie Meier; and sister, Doris Alexander of Denton, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cleo Foster; and brothers, Kenneth and Vorie Nida.

A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Grace Hill Cemetery with Josh Bell officiating. Bonnita will be laid to rest at Grace Hill Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Companion Health Care.