Norma Jean Ponds, 72, of Claude, died Monday, January 7, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Joseph Zillmer officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Norma was born on October 2, 1940 in Amarillo to E.E. and Lillian Vaughn. She had worked as a secretary for the Department of Energy at Pantex for many years until retirement. Her greatest love was raising her family. She had been very active at Great Plains Western Church until her illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lauri Willis “Bill” Ponds and a son, Walter Dean Ponds.
She is survived by three daughters, Monte Cox and husband David, Tammy Craig and husband Pat, and Julie Cook, all of Claude; a sister Charlotta Rodriguez and husband Joe; thirteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.