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)
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
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.
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.