Jack R. Bone Dies at 81; Taught at Sitka High

Jack R. Bone

Jack R. Bone, a former Sitka High School teacher, died March 20 in Roseburg, Oregon, at the age of 80.
Jack was raised in Minot, North Dakota, graduating from Minot High School in 1961. He went on to Minot State University, where he graduated in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree in education, specializing in math and history.
Jack and Sue Rood met and fell in love while both were attending college, and they were married in 1964.
They welcomed sons Seth in 1969 and Heath in 1972, and daughter Sheila in 1975.
Both Jack and Sue taught in the Sitka School District from 1966 into the late 1980s.
Jack enjoyed long distance running and ran several races, including the Winnipeg Marathon in 1981.  He was also a ham radio enthusiast from a young age, and communicated with other ham radio operators all over the world long before the advent of the internet.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Evelyn, and his sister Nancy.
He is survived by his wife Sue, of Roseburg; sons Seth and Heath, both of Sitka; daughter Sheila of Roseburg; and grandchildren Andrew Bone, Ellie bone, Brianna Clark and James Clark.
A memorial service in Sitka is being planned for a future date.  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Sitka High School cross country team.

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July 2004
Photo caption: Junior League All Stars will compete in a tournament in Wrangell. From left are Bryn Calhoun, Chris Scott, Sean O’Neill, Ross Venneberg, Caleb McGraw, Richard Carlos, Jacob Houston, Coby McCarty, Bryan Lovett and Daniel Erickson.


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Photo caption: Volunteers leave the Yaw Building Library with loads of books being transferred to the new Orin and Betty Stratton Library on the Sheldon Jackson campus. SJC librarian Evelyn Bonner expressed appreciation to the community for the help.


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