Rosemary Bond

Rosemary Bond quietly passed away at her home in Port Angeles on January 14, 2014.

The daughter of Eugene J. and Lucille Dansereau, she was born in Louisiana in 1923.

She lived in New Orleans until 1947, when she married William "Bill" C. Bond and moved to Washington state, making her home in Port Angeles. She worked for many years in the office at Peoples department store until it closed.

She greatly enjoyed working in her garden and yard at her home of 58 years, accompanied by faithful dogs. She rarely tackled a home project that she did not conquer with a "you can do it" attitude.

She found beauty in unusual places, such as her sculpture hanging over the fireplace, bull kelp that she arranged before drying. Other artwork included sewing, mosaics and photography.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gene Dansereau of Port Angeles, in 1987.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Garrith McLean, of Port Angeles and Juneau, Alaska; grandson Erin McLean of Sitka, Alaska; and granddaughter Cedar McLean, of Juneau.

Rosemary's ashes were spread in her rhododendron garden. No services were held.

Special thanks to the staff at Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

Memorial donations may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

An hour in the garden

puts life's problems

in perspective.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 23, 2014