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Carole Jean Bond

04/08/1938 - 04/23/2019
Service Date: 04/29/2019
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Visitation Date: 04/28/2019
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Our beautiful, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away April 23, 2019 at the age of 81. She was born April 8, 1938 to Reuben Eugene and Gertrude Perkins in Mesa, AZ. She grew up in Safford and Duncan and moved back to Mesa when she was 11 years old. Carole Jean graduated from Mesa High in 1956. She married her high school sweetheart, Buzz Bond, in the Mesa Arizona Temple on September 6, 1957. Together they raised three daughters and one son. She served in many capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; including Primary President, in a Relief Society Presidency, and Stake YW Presidency.

Carole Jean was an extraordinary seamstress and used her talents to bless her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and beautify many homes.  She also spent many hours sewing for the LDS Humanitarian Services.  Family was always first for Carole Jean. Her greatest joy came from being a mother, a grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her days were filled cheering on grandchildren in all their activities. She had the gift of making each child feel special and loved and influenced their lives for good. Her world revolved around her family and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Carole Jean is survived by her husband of 61 years, Buzz, her children: Terri (Bill) Trowbridge, Sheryl (Orion) Goff, Shauna (Russ) Farr, and Wayne (Brandi) Bond, 24 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Keith and Melvin Perkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Max Perkins, and her grandson, Tyler Trowbridge.

The visitation will be Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ. Funeral services are Monday, April 29 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thayer Park Ward, 2835 E. Des Moines, Mesa, AZ 85213. Interment will follow at the City of Mesa Cemetery.


  • Deanne DeWitt Gardner

    I have been saddened since the moment I learned of Carole Jeans passing. I have known her my entire life and have many unforgettable and joyous memories of our fun times together. Our Mothers are first cousins which has crreated a strong bond between us. What a great blessing to have a friend/relative that will always be thought of as someone who has brought me so much love,joy and especially laughter. The legacy she leaves for her wonderful family and friends will always be an encouraging example of a Christlike life. May God’s blessings bring you comfort and peace as you live through this difficult period. How proud you all must feel to know that she is still and forever with you. I love you all.❤️💕

  • Brigette Williams

    I will miss her, I am happy to have known her family. Thanks for the memories

  • So saddened to hear of Carol Jeans passing. I definitely would have been at the viewing and service if I could. Buzz your friendship has always been a prized possession to me. May God bless you. Nick

  • Jeanne Shell

    It doesn’t seem possible that I saw you on Sunday. Carol looked beautiful, as always. and looked so healthy that day. I am so glad I was able to talk with both of you. You have always been special friends. Jack and I always thought very highly of both of you.

    Buzz, I pray for the spirit of the Lord to rest upon you and help you through this difficult time. What a blessing for you to be married for time and eternity in the temple, and to have had so many years together. It is difficult to go on without the love of your life next to you. I empathize with you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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