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Gayle Ponda services Tuesday

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Gayle Ponda, age 62 of Union Mills, formerly of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at home.

She was born February 26, 1952, in Guntersville, Alabama to Bill and Idell (Atchley) Gibson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert Ponda, Sr., her sons Robert Ponda, Jr., Vincent (Michelle) Ponda and her daughter Tracy Cady.

Surviving also are her grandchildren, Robert Ponda III, Joey Ponda, Nicholas Ponda, Marguerite Ponda, Nathan and Matthew Cady, Elizabeth (Matt) Richter and her brother Mickey Gibson, many brother and sister-in-laws, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her sister Ida Sue Westmoreland, Patty Stevens, and her brother Billy Wayne Gibson.

Gayle loved Jesus with her heart and soul. Among many things, she was a master gardener devoting a lot of time to her yard and garden. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, and loved watching her grandchildren play baseball. She was a loving wife and mother to her family and a very proud Mamaw.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the Newhard Funeral Home, 58 W. Walnut St., Westville, Ind. Minister Jerry Cleek (nephew of Gayle) will officiate. Burial will be in Union Mills Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at the funeral home.


Posted 4/14/2014