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Bonnie (Brown) Malsor Pappas

Bonnie (Brown) Malsor Pappas, 75, died Feb. 5, at Benefis Extended Care of natural causes.

Memorial services will be Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. at Pondera Funeral Home.  Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Bonnie was born Dec. 18, 1937.  She was raised north of Valier and graduated in 1956 from Valier High School.  She then experienced a variety of jobs, including modeling for a catalog.  During the time she worked as a clerk and a waitress at St. Mary, she met Roy E. Malsor, Jr.  They were married in 1958.  Bonnie and Roy then moved to Reno, Nev., where they had their five children.

In 1975, Montana called the couple back home.  That summer they searched for a house large enough to raise their family.  They found one in Conrad.

Bonnie went to work at Roy’s Restaurant shortly after arriving in Conrad.  She also worked at the Home Café.  In 1979 she was left to raise her five children alone after Roy lost his battle with cancer.

She then went to work at The Keg Restaurant.  At The Keg Bonnie found an employment home and extended family.

Bonnie was always known for her large and gaudy earrings.  Bonnie found much humor in the comments people made about them.  She then met and shared many happy years with Bob Pappas.  They enjoyed their time together camping, fishing and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include her children, Philip Malsor of Williamsburg, Ind., David Malsor of Deer Lodge, Marie Malsor of Santa Cruz, Calif., Lisa (Kim) Hawley of Conrad and Violet Malsor of Helena; a sister Betty Klosterboer of Valier; brothers, Steve Brown of Great Falls and Kenny Brown of Dexter, N.M.; and numerous grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were spouses, Roy E. Malsor and Robert L. Pappas; her parents, Harold and Beulah Brown; and brother, Jimmy Brown.