November 25, 2020
Sept. 17, 1931 - Dec. 30, 2019
Ruth Bond, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2019, at (a very young) 88.
Ruth possessed a beautiful blend of strength and kindness that will always be remembered and treasured.
Ruth was born Sept. 17, 1931 in San Francisco, Calif., the youngest of seven children. She married William J. Bond in 1951, and together they raised seven children; moving to Santa Rosa, Calif., in 1960, when their youngest daughter was born.
Ruth's love for animals, lively wit and quick laugh, and her unlimited energy provided the scenery for a perfectly lively childhood experience for the whole menagerie.
Ruth was independent, creative, and generous; teaching her family the value of honesty and hard work. Her family will forever treasure Ruth's legacy of faith, grit, integrity, and a never-ending supply of pithy wisdom and puns.
She was – and always will be – the smartest person her children have ever known!
Ruth and Bill moved to Graeagle, Calif., in 1979 to live 10 years "off the grid." The years spent in their little "cabin in the woods" would forever be their grand adventure; unique and special to them.
They moved to Sweet Home in 1990 and enjoyed Oregon together for over 11 years, until Bill passed away, in 2001. Ruth continued to share her talents with the community by helping neighbors and volunteering many years at Sweet Home Meals on Wheels.
She and Bill were active members in the Grant Street Church of Christ in Lebanon, and later Ruth was a regular, contributing member of Highway 20 Church of Christ in Sweet Home.
Ruth is survived by her children, Kathy and Allen Wilson of Montello, Nev., Larry Bond of Santa Rosa, Calif., Penny and Craig Pollock of Cool, Calif., Connie and Bob Sypriano of Grants Pass, Margie and Joe Wayt of Santa Rosa; Thomas and Debbie Bond of Salem, and Amy and David Hebert of Athol, Idaho; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many, many friends.
Ruth will be missed deeply by her family and friends, but she is peacefully at rest with Bill, her soulmate.
A memorial was canceled due to COVID.
Ruth loved her Lebanon church family, her Sweet Home church family and Meals on Wheels! She was also a faithful contributor to Wounded Warrior. A contribution to any of these would greatly honor her.
...We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
II Cor. 4:18