BOND—Carol Bond, 86, passed away Feb. 20, 2021


BOND—Carol Bond, 86 of Florence, Ore., passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.

She was born Norma Carol Ronk on July 19, 1934, in Madison, Kan., to Henry and Lyria Ronk. She was the fourth of eight siblings.

Carol had many callings in life, as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as dear friend and neighbor. Though she had a large extended family, she always managed to keep in close contact and celebrated many family gatherings.

Carol enjoyed drawing and making handmade greeting cards of all kinds for all of her relatives over many years. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her huge heart, generosity, compassion for her family and her funny way with words.

Carol was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Freel; second husband, Robert Mills; and third husband, Floyd Bond; her mother, Lyria Brado; brothers Raymond Ronk, Gary Read and David Read; sister Audrey Childs; and her son, Lonnie Freel.

Carol is survived by her siblings: Barbara Prohaska, Beji Hudgkins, Harold Ronk; by her children: Ron Freel, Nancy Alwerth, Richard Mills, Carol Stobbe, Debbie Reyes, Mary Alwerth and Bob Mills; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, cousins and one aunt. 

Burns’s Riveerside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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