Bryan Bonser was born on August 20th, 1946 in Shattuck, OK to Lawrence and Minnie Pearl Bonser. He peacefully left this earth on February 4th, 2021. Bryan grew up south of Arnett, OK on the south Canadian River where his love for animals and the outdoors began. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1967 where he served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in March of 1973. Bryan had one son in 1971, and later a daughter. Bryan lived in Cheyenne for many years and decided to homestead in Strong City, OK with his wife Anna Marshall. Bryan worked in the oilfield, for Walter Merrick on his ranch, and for David Hayden which fulfilled his love for horses and cars, even if they were Fords. Early in life he loved the jingle that the horses made almost as much as he loved the jingle that the casino machines made later in life. Bryan was an ornery, loving, witty, quiet, easy going man. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, raising his birds and quarter horses. Bryan always had a way with children, and always had time to share beneficial life experiences. He had a special relationship with all of his nieces and nephews always treating them as his own. He had a special connection to his grandson Rayce, who he taught to catch his first fish. His great nephew Asher who he formed a special bond with over the last few years, trying to instill wisdom and wit daily. He will be extremely missed by everyone that was lucky enough to cross his path. If Bryan ever had an actual bucket list, It is guaranteed he fulfilled it ten times over. Bryan loved life and the people in it, and he made sure that he lived it to the fullest.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Minnie Pearl Bonser. His wife Anna Marshall. Two sisters, Betty Workman and Bernie Faye Churchill. Three brothers Bernard Bonser, Bobby Bonser, and Dale Bonser. One grandson Cayson Shane Castor. Four treasured nephews Troy Dale Bonser, Brandon Baker, Bill Bonser Jr., and Dennis Bonser.
He is survived by his son Shane Castor and wife Tina of Alex, OK, his daughter Eujenia (Jenny) Martinez of Lewisville, TX. Two brothers, Bill Bonser and wife Ann of Klamath Falls, OR, and Barney Bonser of Sweetwater, OK. Two sisters Barbara Sue Pond and husband Bill of Weatherford, OK and Bea Williams of Oklahoma City, OK. Three grandsons Shaedon Castor of Overland Park KS, Rayce Castor of Alex OK, Kevin Miller of Lewisville, TX. Three granddaughters Kalah Hope Castor of Mustang, OK, Kimberly and Kayla Miller of Lewisville, TX. Two Nephews who were more like sons, Shad Bonser and wife Shannan of Sayre, OK and Cody Bonser and wife Amber of Branson, MO, and numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews and a ton of family and friends that he cared for and treasured very deeply.
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