William Detton Pond

William Detton Pond

Birth
Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Death 6 May 2015 (aged 88)
Preston, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Plot C-00-38-02
Memorial ID 146373632 · View Source
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William Detton Pond, age 88 passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 at the Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho. He was born February 26, 1927 in Logan, Utah to William Leon and Florence Detton Pond then residing in Lewiston, Utah. He was reared and educated in Lewiston, Utah.

He enlisted in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was one of the Helmsmen assigned to the aircraft carrier USS NASSAU CVE 16. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1949. In 1951, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the New England States. After his return, he continued his work in Phoenix.

He found employment with Utah Power & Light Company in Ogden, Utah and relocated there. He married Joyce Arlene Draper June 7, 1954 in the Manti Utah temple shortly afterwards. They became the parents of five children. Bill loved gardening and his home was known for the roses that he grew. In his younger years, he like to ride broncs and received his pilot’s license, but little outweighed his love for the Lord and the Lord’s work because he lovedsharing the gospel. Very seldom did you ever walk out of his room without copies of a few stories in your hand. They served two missions as a couple, one to the Philippines Islands and one to Columbus, Ohio to Rye State University working in Genealogy. At the time of his death, he was a High Priest in the Preston Eighth Ward.

He is survived by his daughter Lisa McDaniel of Pocatello, Idaho. His two sons David W. Pond of Preston, Idaho and John Bret (Trudie) Pond of Honeyville, Utah, thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his son-in-law Gary Carlson of Preston, Idaho and sister-in-law Ruth Swendsen of Lewiston, Utah. He was extremely proud of his posterity and told us repeatedly in his final days.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Draper Pond, a son Karl Lee Pond, a daughter Dixie Joyce Carlson, parents Leon and Florence, two sisters Beatrice P. Bell and Eleanor Bach, and a brother Guy Swendsen.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Noon in the Preston Eighth Ward Chapel, 213 S. 2nd E., Preston. Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East, Preston and Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Lewiston, Utah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com


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  • Created by: Lewiston City
  • Added: 12 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 146373632
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Detton Pond (26 Feb 1927–6 May 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146373632, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Lewiston City (contributor 47267126) .