McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


September 10, 2013

Bonnie Jean (Cloud, Pugh) Shields

McALESTER — Bonnie Jean (Cloud, Pugh) Shields, 82, of Quinton, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Family will receive visitors 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mallory Chapel, Quinton, and at Mallory in Stigler from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith Community Church with Rev. Jarrod Cloud and Rev. Mary Fitzer officiating. Burial will follow in Sans Bois Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory of Stigler.

She was born May 28, 1931, in Lequire, to Burnie and Ruby (Mathis) Cloud.

He attended school at Tucker Knob, Quinton, and Kinta. She graduated as Valedictorian of her senior class of 1950 at Kinta High School. She married Lowell (Sonny) Pugh June 24, 1950, in Ft. Smith, Ark. To this union were born five daughters. Throughout most of their marriage, she traveled with her husband and girls following construction jobs across the country. Finding a church was always top priority for herself and her girls. She was a very active member of the Church of God in Quinton.

On January 20, 2005, she married John K. Shields in Poteau. Together they resided on a small ranch in Blocker. There they enjoyed their days listening to gospel singing and watching the view of the mountain from the front porch swing.

She will be remembered as a person who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those who needed it. Her family and friends will remember her for her chocolate and coconut pies, her love for God, her family and her church. She began caring for others at an early age helping her mother to cook and care for her younger siblings. She worked many jobs, but her 

true passion was her home where she loved to cook, sew, crochet, and quilt.

She is survived by her husband, John Ken Shields, of the home; daughters, Kathy Brittain and husband, Larry, of Quinton, Donna Williams and husband, Chuck, of Quinton, Wyanema Bush and husband, R.L. Dink Bush, of Brooken, Shelia Allen and husband, Terry, of Blocker; step children, Octavia Thompson, of Jenks, Elaine Howerton, of Yukon, and Johnny Shields of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, DeLana Moon and husband, Greg, of Wilburton; Keith Williams and wife, Nikki of Muldrow; Rachel Perry and husband, Johnie, of Prosper, Texas; Jeff Williams and wife, Leslie of Quinton, Darren Brittain and wife, Chrystal, of Quinton, Oklahoma; Jeremy Bush and wife, Pam, of Brooken, and Dusty Allen and wife, Mary, of Council Hill; great-grandkids, Kelbie, Kaila, Katelyn, Abigail, Ashton, Madison, Braydon, Grace, Caden, Avery, Nick, Elizabeth, Alexis, Jager, Jace Moe Joe, Elizabeth, and Jarrin; brothers, Leon (Boots) Cloud and wife, Shirley, of McAlester, Ray Cloud, of Stigler, Jackie (Newt) Cloud of Sawyer, Arlie Cloud, of Haileyville, and Gary Cloud and wife, Barbara, of Quinton; sisters, Shirley Braswell and husband, Tommy, of McAlester, Sue Blankenship and husband, Bill, of Hugo, and Linda Reeder and husband, Tom of Savannah; numerous nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law:  Beatrice Pugh of Kinta, Wanda McClary of Kinta, Dora Shields of Blocker, Carol Cloud, of McAlester; brother-in-law, Loyd Shields and wife, Laura, of Claremore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Sonny Pugh; one daughter, Charlotte Pugh Baxter; her parents, Burnie and Ruby Cloud; one brother, James Cloud; and an infant brother and sister.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Keith Williams, Jeff Williams,

Darren Brittain, Jeremy Bush, Dusty Allen, Ashton Perry, Greg Moon and Johnie Perry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Russell, Kent Allen, Jerry Fowler, Daniel Henson,

Doyle Ginn, Dennis McClary, and Kenneth Pugh.

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