Lynitta Louise Foley
Lynitta Louise Bond Foley was born November 19, 1941 in Los Angeles, California to Charles and Alice Bond. She grew up in rural South San Gabriel where she has fond memories of picking avocados and fruit to eat right off the trees. She played bugle in the school band and was a member of the drum and bugle corp. She was the youngest of three children with two older brothers, Charles (Chuck) Bond and Bruce Bond.
In February of 1958 Lynitta was set up on a date at a church Valentines dinner with a long-time family acquaintance, Spencer (Buck) Foley. Apparently sparks flew, because they were married soon after in November of 1958. Lynitta’s parents would not allow her to marry until she was 17 years old, so she planned her own wedding, including sewing her own dress with the help of her mother, and married the love of her life two days after her 17th birthday.
Buck and Lynitta had two children, Sharon in 1962 and Bryon in 1963. They began to build a life together in Northern California, their home until 1972 when they relocated to Bellevue, Washington. Boating, camping and road trips across America were favorite pastimes. They built themselves several homes over the years, their first in 1974 on acreage in Fall City. From there they built a beautiful dream home on Cougar Mountain south of Issaquah. In 1998 they sold that home and began travelling the country in a motor home that they spent many hours customizing. They truly enjoyed their time in the motorhome, visiting distant family members and friends, and seeing the beautiful country, museums and historical sites. After several years of travelling they designed and built their final home together in Peshastin, Washington. They were happily married for nearly 49 years until Buck’s death from stomach cancer in 2007. After Buck’s passing, Lynitta moved to Bothell to be closer to her loved ones.
Family and friends were very important to Lynitta and she kept in contact with childhood friends and all of her and Buck’s extended family around the country. She also loved having distant family and friends come to stay with her and joyfully hosted many visitors.
Lynitta was a hard and dependable worker. Rules and procedures were not simply guidelines under Lynitta’s watch! She retired from Van, Waters and Rogers in 1998 where she managed the accounts payable department. Her career included many years in banking as a teller and in the accounting department. In retirement she volunteered with the Red Cross and visited elderly homebound patients. She also cared for a little foster dog name Buttercup in the last few years. Buttercup was good company and Lynitta truly enjoyed having her.
Sewing was always a favorite hobby, taught to her by her mom. The two of them bonded over and shared a true love of the craft. Many people have been blessed by Lynitta’s beautiful creations – placemats, wall hangings, aprons, bowl cozies, nursing smocks, vests – you name it, she probably made it. Embroidery via a very fancy machine became an additional interest and many items were embellished and created using this art. She was also the family “go-to” when it came to alterations - we all looked our best thanks to Lynitta.
Faith was a very important to Lynitta. She was a faithful attendee, volunteer and choir member at several churches throughout her life. Most recently she attended Cedar Park Assembly of God Church where she participated in Senior Saints, prayer chains and established a group of wonderful friends. She also enjoyed attending bible studies including Flourish Through the Word where she was part of another wonderful group of caring, faith-filled women.
Lynitta loved to travel and took many trips around the states, to Europe and Mexico and several cruises. Her love of travel inspired her to go on a three-week cruise through the Panama Canal in October of 2022, followed by a weeklong visit with her brother Chuck Bond in Florida. She became ill while on the cruise which developed into pneumonia and landed her in the ICU of a Florida hospital. Her already compromised lungs could not fight off the infection and she passed away peacefully on December 3, 2022 with her two children by her side following a hard fought 3-week battle.
Lynitta is survived by her daughter Sharon Wright; her son and his wife Bryon and Alison Foley; grandchildren Zachary Wright, Savannah Wright, Rachelle Foley and Elias Foley; and her brothers, Chuck Bond and Bruce Bond as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Red Cross in honor of Lynitta at www.redcross.org/donate.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023, 2:00 PM at the Chapel of the Resurrection Funeral Home (located on the grounds of Cedar Park Church), 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011.
(Posted: January 04, 2023)
Lynita was a very special friend. We went camping, boating, hiking, girls-getaways, and lots of shopping. She was faithful, fun, and so lovely. I love and miss her very much.
(Posted: January 03, 2023)
Beautiful woman inside & out. I had the pleasure of getting to know Lynitta through the Apple Valley Smockers in Wenatchee, WA. She always had a wonderful smile on her face & was a pleasure to be with. Deepest sympathy to her family.
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