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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 1:17 a.m.

Torkil Lynardt Bonde (Duke, Boo)
Torkil Lynardt Bonde (Duke,
Boo) 80 of Modesto entered into
the Lord’s presence on Dec 5,
2009 in the comfort of his own
home with his family closely
by his side. Duke was born Aug
15, 1929 in San Jose, Ca to the
late Duke Bonde Sr. and Roselma
Duke grew up in Pleasanton,
Ca. in a very close farming family.
He attended Amador Valley
High School, where he excelled
in numerous sports but most notably
at football where he started
three years on the varsity team.
After graduating from Amador
High, Duke joined the army
for the next four years. While
stationed in Panama, Duke won
the middle-weight champion
boxing title along with achieving
the rank of sergeant first class.
Duke attended Cal Poly where
he completed courses to become
a farrier where he would go on
to work in that field for more
than fifty years. During that time
he became the president of the
Horseshoer’s Union for the USA
and Canada, a position in which
he served eight years. His exceptional
work as a farrier lead to his
induction into the Horseshoer’s
Hall of Fame in 2005. In spite of
all his distinguished accomplishments,
his greatest achievement
in life was that of husband, father
and grandfather. His love for the
lord made all of these accomplishments
Duke is survived by his loving
wife of 56 years, Ginger Bonde,
his sons, Jeff Bonde of Pleasanton,
Gary Bonde (Terry Ellen) of
Byron, Ron Bonde (Maryanne)
of Livermore and David Bonde
(Gina) of Modesto, 14 grandchildren
and 3 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother
Wayne Bonde (Jean) of Chincoteague
Island Va. and his sister
Gail Hendricksen of Modesto. He
also leaves behind many nieces
and nephews
Funeral services will be Friday,
December 11, 2009, 1:00
pm, Graham-Hitch Mortuary,
4167 First St., Pleasanton, CA
94566 925.846.5624
Please send donations to
Modesto Community Hospice

Bobbie Jean Wright
Bobbie Jean Wright passed
away Sunday, December 6, 2009
in Pleasanton, Ca, after 6 short
weeks of lung cancer. She was
a very young, vibrant 83. Born
in Appleton, Ark. on July 31,
1926 to Eunice (Turk )and Cora
Woods, she moved to California
to marry Frank Wright, of Hector,
Ark. They lived 66 wonderful
years mostly in Southern Calif.,
then Tracy and Livermore.
Bobbie was a wonderful mother,
wife and friend. She never met
a stranger and truly touched all
around her.
She is survived by her husband,
Frank Wright, Livermore,
daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia
Wright Sund and Steve Sund,
grandchildren, Laura, Shawna,
Suzanna and Christopher Sund of
Pleasanton. She is also survived
by Lloyd Woods, Russellville,
Ark., James Woods, Ind., and
nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her beloved
sister Billie Woods Wilson, and
parents, Turk and Cora Woods,
recently by sister-in-law, Mary
Woods, niece Carol Lopez and
nephew Larry Wilson.
Visitation is Friday,
12/11/2009, 10 am. Funeral
service begins at 11 a.m. at Graham-
Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First
St., Pleasanton. Final resting will
be in Livermore.
As a 17 year Breast Cancer
survivor, please make donations
to American Cancer Society.

Dorothy A. Gordon
Longtime Pleasanton and
Livermore resident Dorothy A.
Gordon passed on in a nursing
home in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
on November 18,
2009, in the arms of her daughter
after a struggle with illness. She
raised a family in Pleasanton
from the early 1960s through the
1990s then moved to neighboring
Livermore. Dorothy moved to
Massachusetts in 2003 then to
Connecticut in mid-2009. Born
in 1937 in Washington D.C.,
Dorothy graduated from D.C.'s
Western High School. While
driving cross-country looking
for adventure, she settled in
New Mexico, where she met
and married Bill Gordon, fine art
photographer and Sandia Lab engineer.
They raised two children
in Pleasanton before Bill passed
on in 1989.
Dorothy and her artistic passion
bloomed in Pleasanton and
Livermore. She continued to
flourish in Boston, Massachusetts,
where she had a gallery
show in 2007. Over the years,
she showed her paintings, drawings
and sculptures in many
Livermore-Pleasanton art fairs
and galleries, as well as in San
Francisco, Hayward, other Bay
Area cities, and in Los Angeles.
She drew numerous portraits on
anything handy, from a napkin
to a large canvas. Dorothy also
loved to teach art, especially to
children. She taught art in local
schools and juvenile prisons
on an ad hoc basis during the
1990s and also taught children
in her Livermore art studio. She
enjoyed overseeing a joint mural
project with juvenile prisoners at
a Bay Area facility, and painted
other murals in the Bay Area.
Ever the free spirit, whether
riding her tiny scooter to her
Sunol studio in the 1980s, sculpting
with "found objects" from
dumpsters and the roadside, or
sketching locals on her trips
to the middle east, Turkey and
Ireland, Dorothy most enjoyed
art and connecting with people.
She also loved writing poetry,
especially with religious and
spiritual themes.
Dorothy is survived by her
son John, daughter Jennifer, and
Jennifer's children Aimee, Justin
and Jacob.
Dorothy loved charities dedicated
to feeding hungry children
and would've appreciated any
donation to such a charity.

David Gareth Ash
David Gareth Ash was birb
May 7, 1953 and entered into
eternity on December 4, 2009 in
Carrollton, Texas while on business.
Dave was a devoted family
man and put his wife and children
as one of his top priorities.
Dave was born and raised
in San Jose CA, then moved to
Pleasanton with his wife where
they have lived and raised their
four children for the past 33
years. Dave was involved in the
community coaching his children
in the sports that they all loved.
Over the years he coached each
of his children in soccer, basketball,
softball and Little League
Baseball. He was a familiar face
at the Sports Park on the soccer
Dave was also an avid sports
fan and spent many happy times
cheering on the SF Giants and
Golden State Warriors. He also
was very active in his church and
enjoyed the men’s ministry and
Bible studies.
Dave was highly respected in
the business community where
he has been in the electronics
sales and distribution industry
since graduating from San Jose
State University in 1975.
He was the devoted husband
of Jan Ash, father of Kirsten,
Lorien, Jason and Megan.
Dave is also survived by his
brother Craig Ash and his wife
Marcia; his sister Janice Roloff
and her husband Phil; father-inlaw
Ori DiBenedetto; sister-inlaw
Joanne McMillen, as well as
many nieces and nephews.
A service celebrating Dave’s
life will be held on Saturday
December 12, 2009 at 1:00 pm at
Valley Community Church 4455
Del Valle Prkwy Pleasanton.
In lieu of flowers a donation
can be made to: the Ash
Children’s College Fund, First
Republic Bank, 249 Main St.,
Pleasanton, CA 94566 ACCT #
Arrangements by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary.

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