Lee Ackley Bond

12/21/1941 — 07/08/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Manhattan, Kansas

Lee Ackley Bond

Lee A. Bond, 64, of Richland, WA, passed away on Sat. July 8, 2006 at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House from cancer. He was born in Manhattan, Kansas, on Dec. 21, 1941 to Virgil Lee Bond and Rosalyn Babe Sickles Bond. He came to Richland in 1943 when his father found work at Hanford with the Manhattan Project.

Lee graduated from Richland Columbia High in 1960 and then attended CBC. He and Verna Lee Jones were married on June 9, 1962 in Richland, WA. He joined the Navy in 1966 during the Viet Nam War and served aboard the U. S. S. Princeton LPH-5 for four years. He worked for Battelle for forty years and received several awards for his outstanding performances during this time.

Lee's interests have always been computers, coins, and hockey, especially the Tri-City Americans where he has been a season ticket holder for many years. His greatest passion has been being a grandpa and is referred to as BAC by Gavin Lee Oxford, 4 and Noelle Lee Oxford, 2 and OPA to Christopher Lee Bond, eleven weeks.

Lee is survived by his wife of 44 years, whom he has always called by her nickname, Ted, son and daughter-in-law Shawn Lee and Sinar Bond, daughter and son-in-law Tessa Lee and Paul Oxford. Also surviving are his sister and brother-in-law, Tami and Bill Trudell of Zachary, LA, brother and sister-in-law, Virgil Mark and Alice Bond of Kennewick, WA, sister-in-law, Vicki Madden, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pat and Gene DeBattista, Sr. of Richland, WA, and nieces and nephews; Scott McLeod, Miranda Wilson, Blair Wilson, Marra Bond, Alexis Burdick, Gene DeBattista, Jr., Ruth Huston, James Madden, Dena Madden, Darian Holcum, Deborah DeBattista, Diana DeBattista, and Eugene DeBattista.

Lee has requested that there be no public services. The family will have a private gathering in the future.

Memorial gifts in Lee's name to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 would be an honor for the outstanding care, kindness and thoughtfulness given to Lee and all his family.

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  • We were so saddened to hear of Lee’s death. We have such nice memories from the years we were “across the street” neighbors. He was truly a man devoted to his family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time.

    Julie and Don McClelland
    November 4, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ, US
  • Please accept my sympathy. I worked with Lee for many years both before and after his navy service. He made significant contributions to our important programs. We will all miss him.

    Fred P Brauer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Mark and Tamera: So sorry to hear of Lee’s death. We were neighbors for eleven years on Richmond St. and Lee was our night time sitter for Greg and Jim, and a very good one too. Your family were good neighbors. Our 4 kids are all living in Tri-Cities now. Greg and family are out of town so couldn’t send a message. We have lots of good

    memories of Greg, Mark and Steve Hinkle riding their trikes a mile a minute, your mom and dad and Grandma Sickle. Sincerely, Fern and Scott Kelly

    Fern and Scott Kelly
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I have worked with Lee for nearly 29 years and have learned many things from him. He was a terrific mentor. I will truly miss his “belly” laugh and his whistling of Christmas carols year round. I could always depend on Lee being at work; he is the only person I know to have actually worn out a chair. Eating lunch at Safeway’s chinese bar will not be the same without Lee. I truly enjoyed Lee and will miss him very much.

    Bob Kiddy
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • We will always remember Lee as a man of honor, a family man and a proud American. He knew how to enjoy life, how to appreciate the wonders of nature around him, and to share his interests in science, astronomy, the weather, and even ants. We enjoyed being with him on our family outings and he was always fun to be around. We shall all miss him.

    Gene & Pat DeBattista
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We were so saddened to hear of Lee’s death. We have such nice memories from the years we were “across the street” neighbors. He was truly a man devoted to his family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time.

    Julie and Don McClelland
    November 4, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ, US
  • Please accept my sympathy. I worked with Lee for many years both before and after his navy service. He made significant contributions to our important programs. We will all miss him.

    Fred P Brauer
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Mark and Tamera: So sorry to hear of Lee’s death. We were neighbors for eleven years on Richmond St. and Lee was our night time sitter for Greg and Jim, and a very good one too. Your family were good neighbors. Our 4 kids are all living in Tri-Cities now. Greg and family are out of town so couldn’t send a message. We have lots of good

    memories of Greg, Mark and Steve Hinkle riding their trikes a mile a minute, your mom and dad and Grandma Sickle. Sincerely, Fern and Scott Kelly

    Fern and Scott Kelly
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I have worked with Lee for nearly 29 years and have learned many things from him. He was a terrific mentor. I will truly miss his “belly” laugh and his whistling of Christmas carols year round. I could always depend on Lee being at work; he is the only person I know to have actually worn out a chair. Eating lunch at Safeway’s chinese bar will not be the same without Lee. I truly enjoyed Lee and will miss him very much.

    Bob Kiddy
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • We will always remember Lee as a man of honor, a family man and a proud American. He knew how to enjoy life, how to appreciate the wonders of nature around him, and to share his interests in science, astronomy, the weather, and even ants. We enjoyed being with him on our family outings and he was always fun to be around. We shall all miss him.

    Gene & Pat DeBattista
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Verna, Tessa, and Shawn,

    I recently read of Lee’s passing and just wanted to express my sadness and empathy for you. I remember playing over at your house as a kid; his sense of humor and laughter were infectious! His passing will be deeply felt by all who knew him.

    Susan compton Footh
    November 4, 2014
    everett, WA, US
  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

    I will always cherish the memories of Lee. a wonderfull friend and collegue.

    David Styris
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Lee’s quick laugh, great sense of humor, and willingness to help made working with him a great pleasure. I will miss him.

    Jim Bennett
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear Verna and family: You are in my prayers. Lee is one of the best people I have had the honor of knowing. His great sense of humor will be remembered. Also Lee had the gift of patience…he walked me through beginner algebra which was no easy task! Sending you my love and prayers. Jan

    Jan Christensen
    November 4, 2014
    Pullman, WA, US
  • I was saddened to read about the recent death of Lee Bond in the Sunday, July 9 Tri-City Herald. I had the great pleasure of working with Lee in the mass spectrometry group in 320 building for several years. He was an excellent and dedicated co-worker, and will be missed.

    Jim Kaye
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US