Isaac W. Bonds, Sr.
Funeral Services for Isaac W. Bonds, Sr, 84, were held at l p.m. Saturday, October 14 at St. Paul AME Church, 316 E. Fourth St., in Winslow. Viewings were held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 13 at Greer's Scott Mortuary Chapel and at 12 to 1 p.m., at the Church prior to service. Interment was in Desert View Cemetery.
Isaac W. Bonds, Sr. entered peacefully into eternal rest at Winslow Memorial Hospital on October.
He was born in Montrose, Louisiana in 1916. In 1924, at the age of eight, he moved with his family to McNary. The family moved to Flagstaff during Isaac's high school years. Isaac W. Bonds, Sr. was valedictorian of his Flagstaff High School graduating class. After graduation, he returned to McNary, working in the sawmill. In June 1938, while on a visit to Louisiana, he met Flora, and on December 20, 1938, he married Flora.
They made Winslow their home for sixty-one years. To this union was born six children.
Isaac W. Bonds, Sr. was an active member of civic and church organizations. He was a member of St. Paul Masonic, Lodge #19, of which he served as Worshipful Master, He was a member of and served as an Exalted Ruler of the Desert Scene Elks Lodge Post #1267. Mr. Bonds was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #22. Isaac worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a Chair Car attendant and Security Guard. He retired in 1980 after thirty five years of service. He was a representative for the Santa Fe Railroad Chair Car attendants. He was appointed a Winslow Municipal Judge for several years.
Isaac W. Bonds was a life-long member of the African Methodist Church, He was an active, faithful, conscientious and humble member of St. Paul AME Church of Winslow Because of his love for the Lord. his church members and his dedication, Isaac Bonds' service to his church was outstanding.
He held many offices and his singing voice enlivened church services. He was a Pastor Steward, a Trustee, a Choir member, a custodian and, last, but not least, Sunday School Superintendent. He was an inspiration to the youth of St. Paul.
Isaac W. Bonds, Sr. is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of sixty-two years, Flora; son, Isaac Bonds, Jr. and wife, Yvonne of Winslow; daughters, Roberta. Tinsley and husband, James of Richmond, California, Dorothy Bailey and husband, Kelso of Tucson; Ann Timmons of Hercules, California; Barbara Rodgers, and husband, J.B. of Oakland, California; and Bernestine Farley of Hercules, California; Mr. Bonds is also survived by his brother, Leonard Williams and his wife, Yvonne of Richmond, California; thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Whitney Bonds and Harriet Lewis Bonds.
Arrangements were under the direction of Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow.
Graveside service for Evelyn Sage, 68, was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 10 at the Jeddito Community Cemetery in Jeddito. Father Clay officiated.
Evelyn Sage passed away on October 8 in Phoenix. She was born on May 2, 1932 in Jeddito. She was a homemaker and a kind, loving mother.
Her survivors include: father Woody Blacksheep of White Cone; husband, Denny Sage of Jeddito; sons, Jackie Sage, Irvin Sage and Jeffrey Sage, all of Jeddito; daughters, Alma Sage of Parker and Helena Masgood of Jeddito; sister, Rena Nez of Jeddito; 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her mother Mary Blacksheep.
Greer's Scott Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.