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In Memory

Larry Dale Bond

Larry Dale Bond
November 6, 1945 - July 18 2023


Larry Dale Bond, 77, unexpectedly passed away on July 18, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He was born on Nov. 6, 1945, in Emmett, Kansas. Larry spent 48 years of his life in the beautiful state of Alaska, where he built a fulfilling life with his family.

Larry grew up in Kansas with his many sisters and brothers. Following the oil rush north to Alaska, he planted his roots and raised his three children. Soon after, he met BJ, the love and light of his life in 1975. They united as one in 1986. Larry enjoyed all Alaska had to offer.

Whether it was fishing and hunting with the family, or teaching the grandchildren how to drive four-wheelers. As his branches grew, his biggest joy in life was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Professionally, Larry was a skilled Operating Engineer and Mechanic, working for Alyeska Pipeline for 26 years until his retirement in 2007.

Larry's memory will forever be cherished by his loving wife, BJ Bond of Delta Junction, AK; his daughter, Jana (Jon) Smith, and son, Kayle Bond, both residing in Fairbanks, AK; his daughter,

Melanie (Chon) Phaniphon, from Stevenson Ranch, CA; and his grandchildren: Elizabeth, Madison, and Jacob (Justise) Smith of Fairbanks, AK, and Tai, Kylie, and Addisyn Phaniphon of Stevenson Ranch, CA, and Isa and Makai Bond of Fairbanks, AK.

He is also survived by his brothers, Wayne and David Bond of Anchorage, AK; his sister, Judy Simonds of Pueblo, CO, and sister, Kathy Bond of Emmett, KS. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Bond, mother, Leila Bond, brother, Dan Bond, and sister Karen Messenger.

A funeral service to honor Larry's life will be held on July 29, 2023, at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Delta Junction, officiated by Reverend Mark Pliska. Following the service, Larry will be laid to rest at Rest Haven Cemetery in Delta Junction. Friends and family are invited to pay their final respects and bid farewell to a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heart Fur Animals shelter (907-978-3328) and Caring Hearts (907-803-7022), both based in Delta Junction.

Published in the Fairbanks Daily-Minor on July 24, 2023

Funeral arrangements by Blanchard Family Funeral Home, Fairbanks, AK


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08/24/23 09:06 AM #1    

William Webb

Rest in peace Larry. I always enjoyed seeing you when I was passing through Pump Station 9. My condolences to your family.

08/30/23 12:42 PM #2    

Joel Westerlund

I always knew it was going to be a fun day when working with Larry Bond. He lived a good life and was a good man and I will miss him.

08/31/23 06:47 AM #3    

Walt Brophy

I knew Larry from my time as in instructor for Alyeska.   I was always happy to see him.

I believe Larry always gave more than he took.

08/31/23 03:28 PM #4    

John Ballard

Larry was one of my favorites. He often had a twinkle in his eye, and a subtle sense of humor. He was knowledgeable and pleasant. Once again I am missing a special person in my life.


09/01/23 06:00 AM #5    

David Luke, Jr.

It's sad to learn about Bondo :(  I enjoyed working with him at 9.  He always had a way of speaking with you that was special, RIP friend...

09/02/23 01:32 PM #6    

Howard Echo-Hawk

Condolences to the family. 
I was privileged to work with Larry for many great years. 
He was a good man. He made me laugh. He told me stories. 
I dearly wanted to snow machine with him up the Denali.  
He was sharp & talented. When he worked on something, 
it was done perfectly. During an upset, he was calm and knew
what to do. He used to wear his hard hat at a tilt.  
He was a believer in the Bible & who wrote it. 
RIP Brother

Howard EH

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