Obituaries: Janyce Anga Lee Lemons Bond

Obituaries: Janyce Anga Lee Lemons Bond

Janyce Anga Lee Lemons Bond, 80, died Sept. 16, 2010, at Blue Mountain Hospital. A Celebration of Life was held Sept. 25, at the United Methodist Church in John Day, with Pastor Skip Inscore officiating.

Mrs. Bond was born Dec. 11, 1929, on the Werkins place of the family's Mt. Vernon ranch, the youngest of four children to Grace and Byron Lemons.

She grew up on the family ranch, attending grade school in Mt. Vernon and high school in John Day. When not in school, she loved living and working on the ranches at Riley Creek, Bear Valley and Izee. Working with the family's hunting business in Izee was a favorite time of year.

In 1935, at age 6, she became the Grant County Fair's first junior queen. She enjoyed playing piano and singing with Laurie Wyllie at local functions, as well as community dances, such as Izee's Harvest Ball, where she danced with her father.

After high school, she first worked at SM Motors and Dr. Morris' dental office and later, at Pearl's clothing store, Wally Muzzy's pharmacy, and various retail businesses. Her last job was as receptionist for the Malheur National Forest, where she received many awards for outstanding service.

From her youth, she attended the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church with her mother. Later while her own children were young, she taught summer Bible school and Sunday school. She remained active in church operations, including building improvements and serving as an elder.

In January 1950, she married Calvin Traughber, with whom she had two sons, Zan in 1950, and Farrell in 1955. The family lived in Prairie City, Long Creek and Mt. Vernon.

She married A.C. Bond in February 1979. They were members of the Elks, the John Day Golf Club and attended the Pendleton Round-Up each fall.

They were Grant County Fair parade grand marshals in 1991, and enjoyed boating, rodeos, traveling, socializing with friends and spending time with their grandsons.

Known for her seamstress work and handmade garments, she was also active in the development of the Grant County Ranch and Rodeo Museum, and enjoyed volunteering. She enjoyed Christmas, the kindness of that season, giving and doing for others.

Survivors include her children, Zan (Patience) Traughber, Farrell (Mary) Traughber and Monty Bond; grandchildren, Loren and Ryan Traughber, Shane, Josh and Travis Garton, Cody Bond, and Deidra Kandra; her uncle, Charlie Lewis; two great-grandsons; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Bond, who died in 1997.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church or the Ranch and Rodeo Museum, through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.

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