Mary Rose Gustafson
May 22, 1942 – Jan. 21, 2013
Funeral services for Mary Rose Gustafson of Worland will be held today (Thursday, Jan. 24) at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Worland. Mary, 70, died Jan. 21 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
Mary was born May 22, 1942, in Greybull, the daughter of Willie and Theola Mae St. Jermain Morrison. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Albert Edward Sparks. She grew up in the Big Horn Basin and received her education in Greybull.
She married Clifford Bonar in February 1960; they had five children and made their home in Greybull and later in Worland.
She and Clifford divorced. She married Russell Gustafson in 1983; they had one daughter and were later divorced.
Mary worked as a cook at Antone’s Restaurant in Worland for over 35 years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; past member of the Eagle Lodge in Worland and served on the Parent’s Council for the Head Start Program. Mary loved to read and listen to music, especially the music of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
Her parents, son Michael Bonar and sister Dorothy Woods preceded her in death.
She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Carla and Keith Kelley of Basin, Pamela and Jerry Spadt of Worland, Sheila Kemble of Fargo, N.D., Melissa Bonar and Roberta and Bernie Swalstad of Worland; one brother, Lee Sparks of Sutherland, Ore.; two grandsons and one great-grandson.
Burial will be at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.