Cuma Bond (Poulton) Connell

Cuma Bond (Poulton) Connell, 91, from Salt Lake City Utah, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 peacefully in her home, in Las Vegas, Nevada, surrounded by her family.

Cuma was born on November 13, 1925 in Kanosh-Millard, Utah to the parents of Willard Ralph and Charlotte Ann (Bond) Poulton.  Cuma grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and in 1944 graduated from Granite High School in Murray, Utah.

Cuma married John Robert Connell Jr. (J.R.) on December 13th, 1951 in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple.  They lived in Salt Lake for a short while and then moved to Monterey, California while J.R. was serving in the Army.  After living in Monterey, they moved back to Salt Lake City for about 4 years and then returned to California, living in Linda Mar and San Jose until shortly after J.R.’s passing in 1974.  Cuma then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1979.

While in Las Vegas, Nevada, she worked for, and retired from the LDS Church Distribution Center. Cuma enjoyed her retiring years with her family and friends.  She loved being a grandma and great grandma, and loved nothing more than being with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers & 3 sisters, her husband, John Robert Connell Jr., and a granddaughter, Mary Alice Walker.  She is survived by her sister, Reva Jensen of Salt Lake City, Utah and children, LoisAnn (Tom) Walker of Sheridan, Wyoming, John Robert III (RaeNell) Connell of Las Vegas, Nevada, Samuel Layne (Robin) Connell of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Elizabeth Kate (Tom) McKnight of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and Kathleen Faye (Kyle) Magdaluyo of Las Vegas, Nevada; and 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

“From God’s heart came a Grandma like Mom”

Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 375 N. Hollywood Blvd., Las Vegas, NV  89110. The visitation will be held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, in the Relief Society room, prior to the service.  Interment will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Oak Hill Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave. San Jose, California 95103.

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