Bonnie L. Salls-Kalacinski Davis
Newport, N.H. — On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, the Lord called another angel home. Bonnie L. Salls-Kalacinski Davis, 70, was born July 31, 1943, in Lyndonville, Vt. She was the 3rd of 10 children of Archie and Dorothy Salls.
She was a 1961 High Honors graduate of Lebanon High School. She spent two years in the U.S. Army as a medic. Bonnie raised her family in Pennsylvania before returning to her Upper Valley Roots. She had completed an associate’s degree as Medical Secretary at the Williamsport College of Technology, also with High Honors. She retired from the VA Medical Center of White River Jct., Vt. where she worked as a health tech assisting in the outpatient surgery department; after 21 years of service, having received numerous awards relating to her outstanding performance.
In addition to her parents, Bonnie was predeceased by her husband of 17 years, Francis Davis, brothers Cecil and Blendon, as well as granddaughter Antonia Kalacinski. She is survived by sisters: Melodye Marsh and Kaye Allen; brothers, Gene Salls, Keith Salls, Vaughn Salls, Darryl Salls, and Terry Salls; children: Robert Kalacinski, William Kalacinski, Linda Yell-Kalacinski; grandchildren: Robert Kalacinski, Christopher Kalacinski, Anthony Kalacinski, Andrew Kalacinski, Heather Sherman, Bridgett Crossman, Zachary Kalacinski, and Jacob Kalacinski; as well as 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to spending time with her family, Bonnie enjoyed gardening, crafts, and “do it yourself projects” (including building her own deck and re-plumbing her own house). She took great joy in spending time with her children grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. During the last two year battle of cancer, she gained strength by continuing to play football, baseball, ice skating and playing golf with her grandson AJ. Bonnie will be remembered by all for her unconditional love, her strength and determination, and her loyalty of family. She is dearly loved by all who knew her and will be missed. May she rest in PEACE.
Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Thursday, Jan. 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a funeral at 6 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to Bonnie’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.