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LaBelle Pace Bond1920 ~ 2012LaBelle Pace Bond, 91, died Sept. 14, 2012 at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden due to complications from a stroke.LaBelle was born December 25, 1920, in Hoytsville, Summit County, Utah to Amos Franklin and Emma Margaret Pace. She was the 10th of eleven children and grew up on the family farm during the Depression. She graduated as Valedictorian from North Summit High School in 1938. She took classes at BYU and moved to Salt Lake City in 1942, where she worked at Fort Douglas. She married Dean W Bond on February 28, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple after Dean returned from serving in World War II. They were the parents of six children and lived in Ogden for over 60 years.LaBelle was an active and devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in many capacities, including Relief Society President and Young Women's President. She was best remembered for her service as Relief Society Spiritual Living Teacher. She had a beautiful alto voice, which she shared by singing in many ward choirs. LaBelle and Dean served a mission to Ghana, Africa in 1987-88. They worked in the Ogden Temple for many years.LaBelle's greatest treasures were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved having family come to visit and she attended the blessings, baptisms, weddings and sporting events of as many of her children and grandchildren as she could. She had summer sleep-overs with the grandchildren for many years and those memories will be treasured by all her family. Everyone who knew LaBelle appreciated what a sports fan she was, and children and grandchildren alike would call her for sports trivia and stats. She loved her BYU Cougars and her Utah Jazz and watched all their games faithfully throughout her life. She also loved baseball and followed the L.A. Dodgers on the radio for many years until she began watching the Atlanta Braves on TBS. If there was not baseball or basketball to watch nearly any other sport held her interest.LaBelle will be remembered as one of the kindest of women. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone and remained positive and complimentary about others throughout her life. She kept in touch with all her children and grandchildren through cards, phone calls, and later email.LaBelle is survived by her husband of 66 years; six children, Deanna Swanson, Larry (Bonnie) Bond, Madelyn (Mike) Roundy, Alan (Karla) Bond, Sherilee (Ken) Alford, and Richard (Rebecca) Bond; 29 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at the Rock Cliff LDS Ward, 1000 Suncrest Drive (near 7th St. and Monroe Blvd.). Friends may call on Tuesday, Sept. 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. and Wednesday, prior to the service at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Myers Evergreen Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the LDS Humanitarian Fund or the Perpetual Education Fund.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com