LITTLE ROCK - The Song Bird of Good Shepherd Memory Care sang her last melody on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and will be singing in heaven now. Nida Beaird was born on June 3, 1927 to Dick and Anna Bossert in Trumann, the youngest of four daughters and big sister to one brother. She graduated from Trumann High School and shortly thereafter married her high school sweetheart, Guy Beaird, just before he joined the war effort in France during World War II.
Guy and Nida owned and operated many businesses in Northeast Arkansas during their 66 years of marriage and retired in 2012 from Guy's Discount Center, a store they operated for more than fifty years. They loved to travel and had been all over the world during their working years, and she was especially proud of the fact that she had achieved her private pilot's license. They loved boating and could be found on Lake Norfork most any Sunday throughout the summer.
Nida moved to Little Rock after Guy's death in 2012 and was living at Good Shepherd Memory Care at the time of her death.
Nida is survived by one daughter, Patricia Hendrix (Dennis) of Little Rock and two granddaughters, Kelli Trickey (Bart) of Conway and Heather Starnes of Little Rock, five great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter, as well as her brother, Joe Bossert of Trumann.
Services were held April 25 at Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Weaver officiating. Interment followed at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery next to her beloved Guy. Memorials may be made to the Trumann Lions Club Sight Fund or First United Methodist Church in Trumann.
Pallbearers were Bart Trickey, Ryan Trickey, Jake Trickey, Kevin Trickey, Larry Neugebauer, Terry Neugebauer, Jerry Hendrix and Robert "Junior" Hendrix.
An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.