Patty Hendrickson Bond
March 6, 1924 ~ October 11, 2011
Patty Hendrickson Bond – wife, mother, entrepreneur and the original “community organizer”- went to be with her Lord on October 11, 2011. She was born on March 6, 1924, in St. Paul, Minnesota.. At the age of three, her family moved to Berkeley, California, where Patty attended school, graduating from Berkeley High School in 1942.
Patty attended the University of California where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority and an outstanding student. Patty was Commencement Speaker for her graduating class in 1946, Vice-president of the Associated Students of Cal; President of Panhellenic Council; President of Torch and Shield; chairman of the International Department of the YWCA; Secretary of the California Club, and a member of Prytanean, a senior women’s honorary society.
Patty was also Director of the Rally Committee in charge of maintaining campus unity and spirit while helping to integrate returning military men in to campus activities. Patty and her Committee were also engaged in defending campus programs from Communist influences.
Her goal in life as stated in her Commencement address was “to search for truth, develop an open mind and an insight into intellectual as well as moral standards of value.” She loved her Bible studies and was a prolific reader.
At Cal, Patty met the love of her life and eight days after graduation from Cal was married to Richard M. Bond. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June. Most of their married life was spent in Nanaimo, B.C., where Dick was manager of Vancouver Island Gas Company and president of the Chamber of Commerce. Patty was a member of the PTA at Princess Anne Elementary and Departure Bay Elementary Schools.
Patty shared her husband’s conservative political views and love of country. She was the leading organizer of activities within the family and with others in the community. She lived her goal in supporting her husband, seeking quality experiences and education for herself and her family, and expecting the very best in honesty, integrity, work and fidelity to the Lord from her three sons.
In addition to her husband, Patty leaves behind sons: David (Shauna) in Wallace, Idaho, Marc (Cathy), Andy (Lori) in Anchorage , AK,. and eight grandchildren: Sarah, Sonia, Aleah, Makenna, Carly, Katie, Juli and Travis.
Following her wishes there will be no services but remembrances may be donated to the charity of your choice. In accordance with her instructions, Patty’s ashes will be spread next summer near the family home in Nanaimo. Her husband, Dick is at home at Touchmark, formerly the Waterford, in Spokane.