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July 03, 2014 7:25 am

Ariel Pond

(Sept. 4, 1920 - June 29, 2014)

Ariel Pond died peacefully early June 29, 2014, in Nampa, Idaho, at the age of 93.  

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell, followed by interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Ariel was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Winnsboro, Texas.

Ariel was raised in East Texas, graduated high school in 1937 at Jefferson, Texas. She went on to Mary Hardin Baylor College, then worked a few odd jobs before beginning at the Corps of Engineers in Denison, Texas.

In 1943 she met the man of her dreams, Allison G. “Buck” Pond, a flight instructor at Perrin Field. They were married in 1946, and celebrated 41 years together before his death.  

Home was Powell, with many fun family and friend outings at their mountain cabin on Eagle Creek, just five miles from Yellowstone Park.

Ariel began working for a firm of doctors before they adopted son David and daughter Dee Ann. Keeping her active in the business world was selling real estate which she found to be an interesting, enjoyable and rewarding career. She also served on the board of the Shoshone Title Company.

Ariel was an avid shopper and enjoyed playing bridge and traveling the world. In her later years, the joy of her life was being “Grammy” to Lindsay and Kara, then “G.G.” (great-grandmother) to Seth and Cole. She moved to Idaho in June 2012 to live near family.

Family and friends were a high priority — Ariel kept in close touch and enjoyed socializing as often as possible.

Ariel is survived by son David (Margie) Pond of Loveland, Colo.; daughter Dee Ann Pond of Meridian, Idaho; granddaughters Lindsay Pond of Denver, Colo., and Kara Noblitt of Nampa, Idaho; great-grandsons Seth and Cole Winegar of Nampa; and numerous nephews and nieces.  

Preceding her in death were her parents, Harvey S. and Ermine Gibson Martin; brother Harvey S. “Bubba” Martin; and beloved husband Allison G. “Buck” Pond.

Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.thompsonfuneral.net.

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