Beth Bond

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Beth Bond
1949 - 2018
BRADENTON, Fla. - Beth Bond, 68, went home to be with her Lord on Jan. 1, 2018.
Beth passed at her home in Bradenton, Fla., with her beloved husband, Mike, and her devoted sister, Lynda, at her side.
Beth was born in Bangor on Sept. 10, 1949. Her family moved to Augusta, where she attended public schools and graduated from Cony High School in the Class of 1967. Beth continued her education at the University of Maine at Orono, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Master of Education degree.
A lifelong learner and educator, Beth began her career teaching third grade in Bangor. She was president of the Bangor Education Association and went on to become the first multi-term president of the Maine Education Association. Advancing her strong advocacy for public education, Beth was next employed with the National Education Association in Washington, D.C., as a program manager in the Instruction and Professional Development unit.
After her retirement in 1992, Beth and Mike moved to Wake Forest, N.C., where she continued her role of public service by becoming a volunteer guardian ad litem from 1995-2000. Thus, Beth's tireless efforts of advocacy on the behalf of children continued.
After moving to Bradenton, Fla., Beth became involved in the community and was elected president of the Tara Homeowners' Association. She was also twice elected to the Tara 1 Board of Supervisors. Beth then became a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and did pro bono work for many organizations. She subsequently became an adjunct professor at the State College of Florida, teaching parliamentary procedures to governmental agencies. Beth received numerous accolades for her dedication to public education, served in countless leadership roles, and was a member of many boards and organizations to further the cause of education and the community.
Whether in a professional capacity, or spending time with family, Beth embraced life fully. Some of Beth's happiest times were spent with Mike at their cottage on Sheepscot Lake in Palermo. Beth and Mike enjoyed 30 summers there and they opened their home to family and friends so that they, too, could appreciate the beauty of Maine. Beth loved spending time in her canoe and she, and her sister Lynda, would often spend joyous hours paddling on the lake or close-by rivers. She greatly enjoyed boating with the grandchildren and fishing at their favorite fishing hole in the evening. Beth had her card making/jewelry studio there and she shared her talents with many. Wanting to help preserve the pristine beauty of the lake, Beth joined the Sheepscot Lake Association Board. She spent countless hours working on monitoring the water quality of Sheepscot, officially reporting the data, and continuing her advocacy to preserve the healthy lake environment.
Beth was predeceased by her parents, Lyn and Pat Bond. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Mike Dunn; sons, Michael Dunn Jr. and wife Karen, Martin Dunn and wife Linda, and Charles Dunn and wife Ginny; seven grandchildren: Trish, Emily, Douglas ("D.J."), Molly, Stephanie, Maggie, and Michael; her sister, Lynda Pound and husband David; niece, Stephanie Dickson and husband Jason; grandniece, Isabelle; grandnephews, Ethan and Ian; Uncle Darrell Geurin and Aunt Annasue; Uncle Gordon Bond and Aunt Pat; and many cousins.
Beth was beloved...hers was a life well-lived.
A celebration of Beth's life will be held at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. The committal service will be in Maine this summer; date and time to be arranged.

In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to
this non-profit 501c3:
Sheepscot Lake Association
Attention: Eileen Kirby
P.O. Box 300
Palermo, ME 04354




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Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory - Bradenton
5624 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 758-7788
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Published in Central Maine from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2018