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Shelda Bond, former Miss Maryland USA who later became a therapist

Shelda Bond, former Miss Maryland USA who later became a therapist

Shelda Jean Bond, a former Miss Maryland contestant in the Miss USA contest who later became a therapist and counselor, died of an apparent heart attack April 29 at her Sparks home. She was 75.

Born Shelda Jean Farley in Baltimore and raised on Delrey Avenue in Catonsville, she was the daughter of Samuel Farley, a foreman for R.E. Linder Steel firm, and Arvilla Lacy Farley.

She attended Catonsville High School and appeared weekdays on the popular "Buddy Deane Show," a dance program broadcast live on WJZ-TV. She was a member of what was called "The Committee," a group of regular performers on the show. The Deane program was a model for the film and musical...

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