|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1916|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 2012|
Dell B. Bonds, 95, of Whitney, passed away Monday, August 20, 2012, at Town Hall Estates, Hillsboro. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Whitney with Marsha Brown and Reverend Eddie Booth officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery near Laguna Park.
Clara Adelle was born on the family farm near Whitney, Texas. Her parents were the late George and Clara (Lee) Boswell. She graduated from Whitney High School in 1934. Clara was a devoted member of the Whitney Ex-Students Association. On October 3, 1936, she married Frank Bonds.
Dell loved Whitney. Her motto was, "If you can't find it in Whitney, you don't need it." Having grown up on a farm, she learned the value of hard work in the fields alongside her nine brothers and sisters, and she carried that work ethic with her until her retirement and thereafter, helping others. She had several different part time jobs over the years. For a number of years, she owned and operated Bonds Variety Store.
She was a great cook and a pristine housekeeper. She adored her large extended family. Dell was a member of the Whitney Missionary Baptist Church. She was a very generous and loving person, and she expressed that love by giving to and helping others.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on November 2, 1968; and siblings, Imogene Boswell Bonds, Georgia "Tince" Brown, Clark Boswell, Florence "Cat" Reed, Frances "Hoot" Halford, Ed "Bully" Boswell, Joe Boswell, Harlan "Cutter" Boswell, and Larry "Pistol" Boswell.
Dell leaves behind a son, George Bonds, of Hemphill; daughter, Claudette Holmes and husband, Dick, of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Christie Holmes Johnson and husband, Kirk, of Southlake, Carrie Holmes Jackson and husband, Kevin, of Aledo, and David Holmes and wife, Kelli, of Hillsboro; great-grandchildren, Mallory, Blake, and Meredith Johnson; Kaitlyn and Lainey Jackson; and Trey and Avery Holmes; as well as many other relatives and friends. F10
George Boswell (1874 - 1950)
Mable Clara Lee Boswell (1881 - 1951)
Frank Sebe Bonds (1913 - 1968)
Imogene Boswell Bonds (1903 - 1944)*
Georgia Boswell Brown (1905 - 1984)*
James Lewis Clark Boswell (1909 - 1962)*
Florence Nell Boswell Reed (1910 - 1997)*
Mary Frances Boswell Halford (1912 - 2009)*
Ed Chesley Boswell (1914 - 2011)*
Clara Adelle Boswell Bonds (1916 - 2012)
Joseph Leander Boswell (1919 - 2011)*
Harlan Arthur Boswell (1921 - 1986)*
Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95726312
Ruth M. Brown
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