Former Nevada first lady Bonnie Bryant dies |

Former Nevada first lady Bonnie Bryant dies

LAS VEGAS — One of Nevada’s most admired citizens and the 26th First Lady of Nevada, Bonnie Fairchild Bryan, passed away in Las Vegas today surrounded by her husband and family following a valiant battle with leukemia.

She was 77.

Bryan family spokesman Greg Ferraro said, “I know I speak for many Nevadans who saw Bonnie as a splendid example of a First Lady and a superb role model for so many young people.

“A family favorite, Bonnie will be profoundly missed by her husband, her three children and their families, and her legion of friends.

“Her tireless work on behalf of our State won’t soon be forgotten. Married to Senator Bryan for 54 years, Bonnie, with her kindness and authentic warmth, left an indelible mark on the State she loved so much.”

Funeral services are pending.