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Violet Louise Bond

Violet Louise Bond, 94, passed away April 15, 2008, at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose.She was born June 10, 1913, in LaJara, to Henry and Iva (Carr) Franklin. When she was a young girl, the family traveled by and lived in a covered wagon while her dad helped build roads throughout Idaho. The family then moved to Grand Junction and later to Collbran, where she graduated from high school. Violet married Ernest G. Bond in Price, Utah, in 1935. They lived in Collbran, Uravan, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Violet was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, crocheting and embroidery. Her hands were always busy. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loved being called GrannyGreat by the little ones. Violet cherished her family above all else.She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she held many positions in the Sunday School and Relief Society. She was active for many years in the Eastern Star.Survivors include daughters E. Louise (Lowell) Erenstoft of Fountain Valley, Calif. and Ginger (Larry) Ryser of Montrose; seven grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters Rosalie Waller of Clifton and Virginia Jayne of Colorado Springs.Violet was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters.At Violet’s request, a private family service was held at Rose Hill Cemetery, and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle, next to her husband.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, in memory of Violet Bond, P. O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Crippin Funeral Home, Montrose.


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