Lisa Bondurant, Class of 2010

March 9, 2018

LPBC alumni,

We regret to inform you that one of our beloved members has passed on. Lisa Bondurant, Class of 2010, passed away in early March. Below is a message from Lisa's husband, John.

Information on the celebration of Lisa's life. 

Dear friends and family,

It is my sad duty to inform you that Lisa passed away this morning at 2am. She fought long and hard like the champion she is, but could not overcome the sepsis that infected her bloodstream. 

Although she lost this battle she had many victories in her life. At age 21 she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease. They did exploratory surgery and decided there was nothing they could do and closed her up; but not before removing her spleen. This would prove to be a crucial factor in determining the outcome of her final battle. They told her she had six months to live. But through aggressive radiation treatment and her strength and courage she lived to fight another 37 years. 

She lived and thrived. Starting as a secretary in the purchasing department at Pratt & Whitney she moved up to become a management trainer. This was a job she truly loved and when adversity stuck again and the training department was outsourced and she was laid off, she did not flinch. She founded her own training consulting firm, LMB Associates. 

LMB Associates became very successful with a client list that included; FPL, South Florida Water Management District, Palm Beach County Fire & Rescue among many others. She developed friends and networks that she would maintain for the rest of her life. But once again things would take a turn. At age 42 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The radiation that had saved her life had come back to haunt her. 

She had a bilateral mastectomy and six months of chemo treatments. As expected she fought through this like a trooper. It was decided that with her heath problems it was best if she didn’t travel so much so we bought a FASTSIGNS francise. 

She was supposed to take it easy and let me run things, but in our first month of operations a big order that was due for delivery that next day got screwed up. I was out of town so Lisa with a scarf on her head and her IV pole sticking out of the top of her Corvette convertible heads to the shop. From that point on she was the face of FASTSIGNS North Palm Beach. 

In 2008 she was diagnosed with heart disease. Two years later she had open heart surgery and had two valves replaced and a pacemaker installed. This was hard to recover from and took a great toll on her physically. But she didn’t give up. Nor did she give up when we lost our home and our business in the recession. 

She was hired as the Client Services Manager at Village Animal Clinic where she developed many friendships. She started a pet sitting business where we were able to care for a variety of frisky and loving dogs and cats. She loved the animals and really enjoyed having them around. She was happy. 

Lisa devoted countless hours to working for several charities and civic organizations. She was a board member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, she was a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Palm Beach County. She  worked tirelessly for the Komen Foundation and the American Heart Association. She was very proud to be a part of these organizations and of the many many friends she made. She was a 1977 graduate of Suncoast HS and was still in contact with a lot of her classmates. 

There will be a celebration of her life in the near future. We will begin looking for a venue suitable to accommodate her friends and family and a date that will allow out of town folks to attend. Please continue to watch Lisa’s Facebook page where we will post this information as soon as possible. 

Remember Lisa for the person she was and how she lived her life. 

Love John

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Update: 

Dear friends and family,

The Celebration of Life for Lisa will be held April 28th between 2pm - 6pm at the North Beach pavilion in Carlin Park in Jupiter. Please pass this information along to any of her friends who might not be connected on FB. I hope everyone who wants to will be able to attend.

Thanks.

John

Lisa's loved ones ask that you join this Facebook group if you plan on attending. You can help greatly by bringing food to the gathering. 

Lisa is a cherished member of the Leadership family, and will be missed dearly.