Laureen Michelle Bond, 63, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away at home on Friday, March 30, 2018 of ALS. She was born on September 27, 1954 in Nampa, Idaho at Samaritan Hospital to Ballard and Doris (Bly) Tackett. She lived in Boise and Meridian. She fondly remembers her childhood friends, Pam and Vonda, and summers spent at Johnson Creek. On September 8, 1983 she married Thomas Bond.
Laureen had some college training as a pharmacy technician and was very proud of her EMT(D) certification. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, traveling on cruises, and had an enormous love of food and wine. She was an excellent cook and made exquisite food. Laureen made the best coconut cake and cheese cakes. She had a deep love of the ocean, and an affinity for Newport, Oregon. She was a proud member of Christ Presbyterian Church under Pastor Phil Moran.
Laureen is survived by her spouse, Thomas Bond; children, Kelly Davis, Stephen Bond, Melissa Smith, and Kristina Bond; grandchildren, Morgan Smith, Mason Smith, Caleb Henderson, Sarah Henderson, Adam Henderson, Killian Bond, Camden Bond, and Maddox Smith; mother, Doris Tackett; siblings, Tonia Tackett, Russell Tackett, Wendy Williams, and Brett Tackett; and her loving dogs, Katie and Bridgett.
A Celebration of Laureen’s Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Cloverdale Funeral Home located at 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd. Boise, ID 83713. There will be a reception immediately following at 3030 E. Indian Creek Dr., Meridian, ID 83642.
In lieu of flowers, any donations in Laureen’s name can be made to the ALS Society. The family wishes to thank the ALS Society, Christ Presbyterian Church, and the staff of the St. Al’s Hospice as well as their volunteers (especially the harpist who came to play for Laureen in her last days). A special thank you goes out to the family and friends for all their help with food and gifts.
Laureen in three words: “Food, Family, & Laughter”