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March 8, 2012

Marie E. Ponds of Beach Grove, TN and a former long time resident of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Shelbyville, TN. She was 77.

Marie was born on December 13, 1934 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late William and Ethel Davis Daw.

She was a retired clerk for the Port Jervis Grand Union. Marie was married to the late Warren L. Ponds, Sr.

A family statement reads in part: “Marie had a smile that would light up our lives and eyes as blue as the summer sky. She lived a full life of laughter and sorrow. We will forever feel the warmth of her unconditional love.”

She is survived by sons Warren L. Ponds Jr and his wife Ann of Huguenot, NY and Steven Ponds of Smithville, TN; sisters Margie Wells of Long Island, NY, and Rose Schroeder of Eldred, NY; brothers Larry and James Daw, both of Tennessee, and George Daw of Eldred; grandchildren Heather, Warren, Arianne, Lisa, Amiee, Julie, Kim and Louie; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Marie is pr-deceased by her son, Robert R. Ponds; brothers William and Arthur Daw; and sisters, Dorothy Daw and Frances Faljean.

Friends may call Thursday, March 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m. at The Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey, NY. Rev. Richard Hotzler will officiate. Visit knight-auchmoody.com.