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05/02/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Betty Bond Spatafore

 Betty Jean Bond Spatafore
(d. 29 Apr 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates, 

   I was very saddened this Sunday morning to learn of the death of Betty Bond Spatafore, Class of 1963, sister of Toni Baker of VA,    Ricki Bond Giles ('60) of VA,   Rosalie Bond Holt ('65) of VA, and     Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA.  She passed away in Hampton on Thursday, April 29, 2010.

 From the Daily Press - 05/02/10:

                     Betty Bond Spatafore

    NEWPORT NEWS - Betty Bond Spatafore entered into eternal life on April 29, 2010, at Sentara CarePlex.

She is survived by her son, Michael; and brother, Toni Baker; sisters, Ricki Giles, Rosalie Holt, and Linda Crayton; nieces, nephews and her dear friends, Karen and Mrs. Foley.

Betty retired from the Newport News SPCA after 25 years as a Kennel Tech. She loved caring for and finding the animals a good home.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall, 111 Church St., Yorktown, Va.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from May 2 to May 3, 2010.


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  Please accept our deepest sympathies.

~ Gloria Daugherty, Hampton, Virginia


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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to all of Betty's family and friends at this time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

All Creatures of Our God and King

The words are a paraphrase of "Canticle of the Sun" by Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/1182 – 03 Oct 1226), circa 1225
Written shortly before his death, it was not published for almost 400 years.
Translated to English by William H. Draper (19 Dec 1855 - 09 Aug 1933), it first appeared in the Public School Hymn Book, 1919.

Music: "
Lasst Uns Erfreuen", Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng (Köln, Germany: Peter von Brachel, 1623)
Harmony by Ralph Vaughan Williams (12 Oct 1872 - 26 Aug 1958) in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 519

All creatures of our God and King,
lift up your voices, let us sing:
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beams,
thou silver moon that gently gleams,
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,
ye lights of evening, find a voice, (R)

Thou flowing water, pure and clear,
make music for thy Lord to hear,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou fire so masterful and bright,
that givest man both warmth and light, (R)

Dear mother earth, who day by day
unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, Alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
let them his glory also show: (R)

And all ye men of tender heart,
forgiving others, take your part,
O sing ye Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,
praise God and on him cast your care: (R)

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
waiting to hush our latest breath,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
and Christ our Lord the way hath trod: (R)

Let all things their Creator bless,
and worship him in humbleness,
O praise him, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
and praise the Spirit, Three in One: (R)

"All Creatures of Our God and King" midi and lyrics courtesy of -10/06/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 03/15/05

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