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George David Pond
02/20/1912 — 06/17/2007
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Elk Point, South Dakota
George David Pond
George D. Pond, 95, of Richland, WA passed away on June 17, 2007 at his home after a battle with cancer.
George was born February 20, 1912 in Elk Point, South Dakota to Lowell and Amy Pond. In 1941 he decided to follow the cry ''Go West Young Man, Go West'' and ended up in the Yakima Valley where he farmed for several years. From there his adventures took him and his family to Wapato, Washington for three years and in 1955 George moved his family to Richland where he retired from the City of Richland some 33 years ago. George loved to fish and hunt, which he did up until he reached the age of 89.
George was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mildred H. Pond, 7 sisters and 2 brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Doris Rexene Pond; daughter Deanna McCoy, son-in-law William McCoy, granddaughter Teresa Shepard, great-granddaughter Jaelen Williams, all of Bothell, WA; and a brother, Lowell Pond, of Pahrump, NV. When George married Rexene his family grew instantly by leaps and bounds with the following children: David Enlow of Walla Walla, WA., Marvina and Rocky Mayhugh of Springfield, OR, Sybil and Rusty Bauer of Bend, OR, Cindy and Don Hickman of Finley, WA, Robert Enlow of Richland, WA and Joe Enlow of Willits, CA and Dawn Enlow; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 12:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 By-Pass Hwy, Richland, WA.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice at The Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Uncle George was a kind and generous man. He and Aunt Mildred spent many summers with me and my brothers taking us fishing and camping. He was always willing to help with the many remodeling projects at my parents home. He will be remembered as an easy going, funny and caring person. He will be missed.
Some of the best memories I have as a child revolve around Uncle George and Aunt Mildred. The following are a sampling:
The summer vacations at Uncle George and Aunt Mildred,s; the numerous fishing and camping trips to Old Sullivan, Jamison Lake; the Walla Walla River; Christmas’s at 504 Rossell or Uncle George and Aunt Mildred coming up to my parent’s residence; helping Uncle George build his garage; Mitzi?, Uncle George and Aunt Mildred’s little dog; going through Uncle George’s tackle box for hours upon hours; the Ocean City 300 Spinning Reel that Uncle George gave me; taking my driver’s license test in Uncle George’s VW at age 16; the Karman Ghia; Uncle George’s infectuous laugh; Uncle George’s sense of humour; etc etc etc. He was a Ten as far as a I am concerned. I regret having not kept in contact with him over the last years of his life but I will never forget him.
Bill, Deanna & Teresa,
Was so sorry to hear of George’s passing. I just returned to town today after being gone for a weekSun. and saw the obituary. Wish I could have been here to attend the services.
I remember so fondly getting acquainted with George and Mildred when Dale and I lived across the street from them on Rossell. And the tales they would tell me about Kevin when they would watch him after school when I had to work. Such wonderful people. And I got to meet Doris one time when I saw them down at Freddie’s, was so happy for George that he had found someone to share his life with.
All my best to all of you.