Howard Duane Bond, 92, passed away on March 7, 2019, in Thornton, Colrado.
He was born June 12, 1926, in Rock Springs, to Howard and Sara E. (Beth) Bond. He was the second of five children. During his childhood, the family moved to Robertson, to live on a ranch. After high school, he served in the army during WWII. He served in both the Philippines and Japan, where he served in Gen. MacArthur’s Honor Guard. Upon returning home, he found his family had moved to Evanston.
In Evanston, he joined his brothers in opening a Studebaker car dealership and service garage. He married Joyce Ewer in 1961, adopting her three children (Robert, Kathleen and James) and eventually having two additional children (Gary and Susan).
The new family moved to Riverdale, Utah, and finally Roy, Utah. During this time, Howard worked as an electronics technician for 27 years at Hill Air Force Base. The family were also avid “rockhounds.” The Bonds were founding members of the Beehive Gem Club.
After retiring, Howard and Joyce moved to Overton, Nevada; LaVerkin, Utah; and eventually, Thornton, Colorado, where he worked as a greeter at the local Walmart for 15 years.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in a variety of callings, including Cub Master and in the bishopric.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Robert, Emery and Marlin; and sister, Lois. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; his children, Robert (Annick) Bond, Kathleen (Randy) Williams, James Bond, Gary (Colleen) Bond and Susan (Tony) Cartellone; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Lafayette Ward, Louisville, Colorado, on Friday, May 24. Interment will take place at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Colorado.