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Patricia Carol Gryder Bonds, age 63

Patricia Carol Gryder Bonds, age 63, of Cato passed away on May 26, 2021. She was born on June 1, 1957 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to the late Paul Herman Gryder and Shirley Sargent Steele.

Patty loved anything crafty, dancing, decorating cakes, and she had a green thumb. She gave 100% to everything she did and could find humor in any situation. She loved her family and friends. Patty and Ron were the life of the party! Halloween was her favorite holiday and she did it with vim and vigor (and humor). She wanted everything perfect and never stopped until it was just right. Patty had a heart of gold.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ronald Bonds.

Patty leaves behind her children Jessica Renard (Eric), Andy Rains, Sera Bonds (Adam Rosenbloom), and Jordyn Bonds (Joel Roston); grandchildren Ethan Prince, Breonn Prince, Julia Rains, Jeremiah Rains, Naz Rosenbloom and Bodhi Rosenbloom; sister Pauletta Johnson; brother JD Gryder; and she had several nieces and many friends and family.

A visitation service will be held at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.  A graveside service will be Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Bradley Cemetery, Clinton, Arkansas.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400


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  • LINDA DARBY Posted May 28, 2021 2:49 PM

    Patty and I became friends through Jessi and Eric’s marriage. I will miss her.

  • Samantha R Wallis Posted May 28, 2021 3:20 PM

    Patty was one of a kind. We stayed up many nights talking on messenger having good laughs. We use to work together too. We had many laughs at my goofiness that are memories I will forever treasure! Patty always knew how to put a smile on someone’s face. She will be missed so much but she is in the best place possible. Prayers for the family!

  • John (J.D.) Creager, Western Grove AR. Posted May 28, 2021 4:05 PM

    I have known Patty since 5th grade. She was everything mentioned and much more.

    She will be missed.

    Gods speed.

  • Anita Banes Posted May 28, 2021 6:38 PM

    Patty will be fondly remembered by all us cousins.

  • Tina Easter Posted June 1, 2021 5:10 PM

    She’s where ahe wants to be now, with Ron. They were two peas in a pod for sure. Super person, full of life and energy. Lots of great memories from many years. She will be missed!

  • Tammy Salts Posted June 20, 2021 10:59 AM

    So sorry to hear this news. Prayers for the family and friends and I will miss you Mrs. Patty. Fly high until we meet again.

  • Tammy Salts Posted June 20, 2021 11:00 AM

    Cato VFD sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Patty.

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