Dorothy Sarah Bonds

January 10, 1927July 14, 2018
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Dorothy was born January 10, 1927 in Rochester, Texas to parents J. B. and Lera (Moore) Floyd and entered into eternal rest on July 14, 2018 at the age of 91. Dorothy graduated from Kemp High School, attended Austin College, East Texas State – Commerce and TWU then began a career teaching that spanned 33 years. On June 3, 1946 she and James Bonds eloped to Oklahoma to begin their life together. She was a very well-traveled lady. She traveled all over the U.S also Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Italy, Russia and Jordan. Dorothy dearly loved her family, friends, grandkids and great-grandkids. Shopping was one of her favorite things to do especially before social events that she loved to dress up for. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Plano New Comers Club. Dorothy was an exceptional person that will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband James Bonds of Kemp, brother Leighton Floyd and sister Diana Khorsheed.

She is survived by son Johnny Bonds and wife Sheri of Mount Ida, Arkansas, daughter Judy Bonds Hussey and husband Dr. Jim Hussey of Plano, daughter Jana Bonds and Robert Goswell of Austin, granddaughter Stacey LaBauve and Brad of Cypress, Texas, grandson J. Aaron Bonds and Michelle of Madison, Wisconsin, granddaughter Jennifer Bourland and Jared of Plano, great-grandchildren Darby, Braden, Matthew and Gregory, other loving family members and many more friends.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Dorothy's honor to MD Anderson Center at or 844-238-3529.


  • Visitation Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dorothy Sarah Bonds

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Omar khorsheed

July 21, 2018

Sharon Harris

July 20, 2018

Our deepest most sincere condolences to Johnny, Sheri and the entire Bonds family, from your SCRC San Jacinto River family.

Tina McKenzie

July 18, 2018

one of my favorite teachers from my yrs at Kemp ISD... Loved her homemaking classes and I
loved HER! #classof1980

Beverly McNair Cook

July 17, 2018

Dorothy was teacher extrtrodinare - both in the classroom and outside. .... and you weren’t going to pull anything over on her! Some of my fondest childhood memories were spent at the Bonds farm and a recent memory was her shopping in a Garden Center when a car came crashing in. She was thrown under the front bumper and had the presence of mind to hang on until it came to a stop. She was in her mid/late 80’s at the time. What a strong Lady.
Rest In Peace, Dorothy

With Love,
Beverly McNair Cook

Lisa Jones DVm

July 17, 2018

She was a very wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to the family.

C. Rudolph

July 17, 2018

I send my condolence to the Bonds family. May happy memories of Dorothy bring you comfort as we await the fulfillment of Acts 24:15, which gives us hope to be reunited with our dead loved ones.

Walt and Gail Hays

July 16, 2018

Johnny, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.