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 Vardena Belle <I>Wilder</I> Pontello

Vardena Belle Wilder Pontello

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 10 May 2013 (aged 92)
Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Burial Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 110840353 · View Source
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Vardena Belle Pontello, 92, of Oskaloosa died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born March 8, 1921, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Robert and Vera Bell Hammond Boystun Wilder. On September 8, 1943, she was united in marriage to Samuel J. Pontello at Los Angles, California, they later separated in 1943. Vardena moved to Los Angles and worked as a film inspector and audience planner. In 1986, she retired and moved to Iowa to enjoy her retirement years. She attended the First Assembly of God and the New Hope free Methodist Churches in Oskaloosa. She enjoyed attending the O.K. Bunch activities. Vardena also enjoyed spending time with her close friend and neighbor Kay Brown.

She is survived by her close friend, Kay Brown; and friends, Dennis and Harold whom she moved to Iowa with; and many other friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

As was her wish her body has been donated to the University Of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Memorials may be made to the Vardena Pontello Memorial fund in care of the Bates Funeral Chapel.

Cremains were buried in the Oakland Cemetery Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section Oakland, Block: DEEDEDB, Lot X, Sp. X
Deeded Body Program 2014
Cremains DATE INTERRED 8/29/2014

First Name:Vardena B.
Last Name:Pontello
Owner Last:PROGRAM
Birth Date: 1921-03-08
Death Date:2013-05-19
Burial Date:2014-08-29

Thank you very much,
L Forbes

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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 19 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110840353
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vardena Belle Wilder Pontello (8 Mar 1921–10 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110840353, citing Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) Body donated to medical science.