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Obituary: Earl Jay Bond

Earl Jay Bond 1916 ~ 2005 Earl Jay Bond, beloved husband of Thelma Francis Bond passed away peacefully on September 21, 2005 in his Provo home. Jay was born to his earthly parents on October 15, 1916 in Henefer, Utah. He was the first born of eight children to Nephi Alma Bond, Jr. and Ingeborg Emily Inkley. Jay attended school in Summit County. He graduated from North Summit High School in 1935, he then moved to Salt Lake City to attend a technical college that prepared him for his career with the railroad. Jay relocated to California to work for the San Juaquin division of the Southern Pacific Railroad in the late 30's. Through the 1940's Jay worked long hours keeping the trains running that helped move our troops and vehicles during World War II. On September 13, 1954 Jay married his eternal companion Thelma Francis in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and later was blessed with two daughters. Jay was a High Priest in the LDS Church serving in many capacities and utilizing his talents. In 1955 he was Branch President in Laws, California then his job relocated him. Through the 60's and 70's he was ward clerk to three different bishops and also the stake clerk. After fulfilling these duties he became a stake missionary, also serving a temple mission at the Los Angeles Temple, preparing him to go with his wife to serve together at the Oregon, Portland mission for 18 months. After completing their mission, Jay and Thelma moved back to Utah to be closer to their families. Jay in his youth enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid sports fan. Later in life, most evenings you could find him strumming his guitar. Jay is survived by his wife; daughters, Julia Bond-Smith of Midvale; Barbara Amway of Henderson, NV; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also four brothers and one sister. Preceded in death by his sister, Beulah and brother, Roy. Services will be held Monday, September 26th at 2 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. 10600 So., Sandy, UT, where a viewing will be at 12:30 p.m. prior to services.