Floyd Robert Bond
January 19, 1929 - October 30, 2015
Will Greatly Be Missed
Floyd Robert Bond, 86, of Snohomish passed away at home early October 30, 2015, after a brief battle with malignant metastatic cancer, with his loving family at his side.
He was born January 19th, 1929 on his family's ranch in the San Louis Valley, Colorado. Floyd started riding horses as a toddler; driving draft horses at 6 years of age; milking cows before school at 8 years of age; running trap lines at 9 years of age; yarding logs behind his horse and helping to build a hunting lodge in his 11th and 12th summers; taking dudes riding and hunting in his early teens; driving the school bus and riding bucking broncs and bulls at the Stampede Rodeo at 16 years of age.
Floyd joined the Navy when he was 17 and attended the Navy Salvage School and Deep Sea Diving School and became a hard-hat diver and ship-fitter. He served for 11 years, during World War II, Korean War and the China/Formosa take over, spending time on both the USS Astoria CL-90 Cruiser and the USS Nereus AS-17 Submarine Tender. After retiring from the Navy he worked on Washington's Grand Coulee Dam and Rock Island Dam along with some Montana's dams, diving to inspect and clean the trash racks and repairing cement. He also worked as a metal-smith at the Seattle Shipyards for several years and in 1972 became an officer for the Lynnwood Police Department until retiring in 1994. He was a Volunteer Fireman for Snohomish District 7 for 12 years; a 4-H leader for 48 years and volunteered his help at the Evergreen State Fair during those years. In his youth he was in FFA; and later in life a Boy Scout Leader; a member of the Masonic Lodge; the Snohomish Leight Fantastic performers; the Snohomish Valley Muzzle Loaders; a sustaining member of the NRA; and a life member of the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed trail riding, rock hounding, camping, hunting, fishing, historical reenactments and rendezvous.
Floyd is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jan; his son Robert Floyd Bond (Lisamarie); daughters Pamela Jo Bond-Angell (Carl); Lori Beth Pehling (Dave); brother Keith Bond (Jeannie); sister Janice Burger; sister-in-law Earline Bond; grandson Kristopher Hepler; granddaughter Katrina Petr (Tavis); great granddaughter Antea Petr; and many nieces and nephews.
Floyd had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life memorial will be held Saturday, November 21st, 1:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church @ Swan's Trail, 5511 64th St. SE, Snohomish WA 98290.
In lieu of flowers please give a gift to a charity of choice.