Jerald V. Bonds, 81, of Pueblo West, passed away Aug. 19, 2013, at the University Park Care Center in Pueblo. Survived by his wife, Sarah; children, Jocelyn (Richard) Lundy, Kathy (and the late Gary) Sharp, Jerry (Leslie) Bonds, Jeff (Kim) Bonds, Jan (Stephanie) Bonds; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandhildren; brother, Ronnie (Mary Sue) Bonds; sisters, Joyce Switser, Darlene Stover, Margie Henderson, and Sharon (Larry) Fellhaur. Jerry was born in Rocky Ford to Verne and Rosine Bonds on Nov. 7, 1931. He graduated from Manzanola High School in 1950. After high school he served in the National Guard. On Aug. 26, 1951, he married Sarah Bender, his wife of 62 years. Jerry worked at the Green and Babcock Lumber yard in Rocky Ford. In 1968, Jerry and his family moved to Fowler where he opened Bonds Building Materials. Jerry loved coaching little league baseball, following the Fowler wrestling team, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and camping and fishing. Jerry was a member of the SonRise Methodist Church in Pueblo West where he served as a trustee. He will be dearly missed. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, SonRise Methodist Church, 421 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Inurnment at 2 p.m., Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the SonRise Methodist Church Outreach Fund. Online condolences,

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  1. Sarah and Family: We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s death. It has been a long time being together and the GOOD TIMES we all had together in the Jaycee’s in Rocky Ford. Jerry has left us with such fond memories. Our Prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Keith and Maxine Sheel, Peggy Whittaker

  2. Sarah and Family: So sorry to see Jerry has passed away. Please know I am thinking of everyone. I remember the good times a lot. Donna Martin

  3. Dear friends, I have such wonderful memories of times spent with your family as a young child and all the way into college years. We shared many, many good times and lots of laughter (remember the Gooney Birds…the burned bbq chicken…holiday meals with a house FULL of people??). I feel so blessed that Dave and I were able to see Jerry just two short weeks ago! I will remember him fondly.

    Love and deepest sympathy to the whole gang!

    Mary and Dave Young

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