OBITUARY

Weldon Bond

March 28, 1930November 21, 2021

Weldon Bond passed peacefully with his family near his side on Sunday, November 21, 2021. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas to Earl and Ben Erma Bond. He was a member of the Pasadena High School Basketball State Champion Team in 1946. He graduated from Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas in 1953 with a degree in business science. While there, he met and fell in love with Geraline ("Jerry") Foreman, who he was then married to for 52 years.

Weldon worked as a computer programmer for Shell Oil Company in Houston for over 35 years before retiring when he was 62. Once he retired, Weldon and Jerry enjoyed traveling, visiting places like Hungary, Thailand, Alaska, while also enjoying many pilgrimages. Weldon excelled at numbers-based games like dominoes and Rack-O, which he especially enjoyed playing in his final years. Weldon enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, and fishing. He had a charitable spirit and was generous with his money and his time. Weldon liked to serve the parish of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church as well as the Cursillo Retreat Center, always with a big smile. He had a big place in his heart for both of these places. Weldon’s greatest love was his family. He was always there for his children and grandchildren. He was a selfless provider and loved in his own special way. His quiet, subtle ways of caring for others was a beautiful example to his family and others. He will be greatly missed for all he was and all he did during his life, most of all by his large but close-knit family.

Weldon is preceded in his death by his loving wife, Jerry Bond, in 2007; his parents Earl and Ben Erma Bond; and his brothers Raymond, Bill, and Richard Bond. He is survived by his four children, Larry Bond; Terry Kelley and her husband Randy; Darrell Bond and his wife Donna; Charla Pratt and her husband Steve; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the caregivers who loved and took care of our dad, many of them felt like family to him and to our family. In our dad’s words, “You are a very good helper!”

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Weldon be made to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10727 Hartsook Street, Houston, Texas 77034.

A visitation for Weldon will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway in Webster with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will occur Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary of the Expectation Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker Street in League City. A committal will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Bond family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Memories

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Donna Bond

November 26, 2021

I have been so fortunate to have Jerry & Weldon as my loving, wonderful mother-in-law and father-in -law. They made me feel as part of the family from the very start. One of my favorite memories of Weldon is when he retold the story of how he met Jerry on the Lamar College campus. We always loved their visits to see us in Corpus Christi and holidays when we came to Houston and all crowded in the house at 526 Gilpin Street.

They've supported us many times over the years. He & Jerry came down and helped us out when Pamela was a baby and Darrell had open heart surgery in 1986. Jerry came down to help out when the kids got chicken pox and another time when I had a bad reaction to a spinal tap. They were always generous to all the family.

Darrell & I met up with them once when we all just happened to be in Nashville, TN at the same time. Darrell & Brett have many happy memories of fishing and golfing with him. My favorite picture of them was the one when they were sitting out in our backyard watching the kiddos play.

I stayed overnight with him in the E.R. once. He was very disoriented. He kept fidgeting with his IV tube and fingering it and pulling on it so I asked him what he was doing. He said, "he was trying to see the fish on the end of his line". ;)

I'm so glad for his quiet faith in the Lord. He really got involved in the church and Cursillos along with Jerry after he retired.

One time during mass, I was sitting with Jerry and he was several rows ahead of us. He was gently swaying back and forth on his feet - Jerry said he does that when he's fighting back tears. It's so good to know that now he's in a place where he can see clearly, live happily, and never have to fight back tears! I also wouldn't be surprised if he's got a great big smile as he watches over all his kiddos!