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Betty Bond, 89, a long time resident of Baker City, died April 27, 2006 at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Visitations will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1995 Fourth St. Pastor Susan Barnes will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family after the memorial for a reception in the Presbyterian Church’s Rogers Fellowship Hall.
Betty was born on Feb. 11, 1917, at Stubton, England. She was the eldest of six siblings. She was raised and attended school around her birthplace.
In 1943, she met Cliff Bond who was stationed in England during World War II. They were married in England on Oct. 2, 1944.
Betty traveled from England to New York on the Queen Mary with other war brides. She traveled by train to Cliff’s hometown of Baker City. Their four children were born and raised in Baker.
Betty was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Nothing gave her more happiness than being with family. She loved the family cabin on Brownlee Reservoir where she spent hours fishing from the front deck.
Betty loved the beauty of nature. She picked and pressed wildflowers, fed hummingbirds, and enjoyed the wildlife and views surrounding their Wingville home.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy Satterberg, who died in 1990.
Survivors include her husband Cliff and three children and their spouses, Carl and Linda Bond of La Grande, Jean and Tim Fromwiller of La Grande and Ross and Kay Bond of Baker City; 12 grandchildren, Clayton Bond, Carrie Spencer, Travis, Glen, and Amber Fromwiller, Cathy, Jenny, and Stephen Satterberg, Jeff, Casey and Bobby Bond, and Kristi Christensen; 10 great-grandchildren, Devan, Brooks, Connelly, Garrett, Kyle, and Elisabeth Fromwiller, David Bond, Reed and Reagan Bond, and Cameron Spencer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 5, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor