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Byron Lee Bondurant
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1925
Allen County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2010
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Byron L. Bondurant, 84, of Soldotna, Alaska, formerly of Waynesfield, died at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 2010, at The Friendship Village, Columbus.

He was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Lima to Earl Smith and Joy Konetz Gesler Bondurant, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 28, 1944, in Waynesfield, he married Lovetta "Betty" Alexander, who survives.

Mr. Bondurant was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, received his master's degree from the University of Connecticut and studied for his doctorate at Purdue University. He worked in Sierra Leone for the Peace Corps, in Somalia for the United Nations and in India for the Ford Foundation and USAID. He had been a professor at the University of Connecticut and the University of Delaware and was the department head of Agricultural Engineering in Maine. He had also lived in Wapakoneta.

Survivors also include two daughters, Connie Jane Jaycox, of Columbus, and Cindy Lynn (Bill) Oxyer, of Mechanicsburg; a son, Richard Thayne (Brenda Jane) Bondurant, of Corinth, Vt.; and four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and 11 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Don, Sherwood, Dale and Robert; and an infant son, Alan Clay Bondurant, who was stillborn.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Myron Van Horn Chapel of Sanford-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield, where graveside services will be held for his brothers, Dale and Robert, in conjunction with his.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Odessey Hospice, Columbus.
Family links: 
  Earl Smith Bondurant (1898 - 1962)
  Joy Koneta Gesler Bondurant (1903 - 1985)
  Alan Clay Bondurant (1949 - 1949)*
  Dale Eugene Bondurant (1924 - 2006)*
  Byron Lee Bondurant (1925 - 2010)
  Robert W. Bondurant (1936 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Willow Branch Cemetery
Auglaize County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jan 25, 2010
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Byron Lee Bondurant
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Byron Lee Bondurant
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Thank you for your service to Peace (Peace Corps Sierra Leone).
- Mark Frazier
 Added: Feb. 14, 2012
In memory of my sixth cousin 1X removed. REPOSE EN PAIX!
- Jack Williams
 Added: Apr. 3, 2010

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