James Marvin Pond

James Marvin Pond

Birth
Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, USA
Death 7 May 2017 (aged 85)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 179896298 · View Source
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James Marvin Pond 1931 - 2017

James Marvin Pond, 85, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, from causes incident to age.  He was born June 13, 1931, to Martin Harris Pond and Valeria Taggert Pond in Smithfield, Utah.

He served an LDS mission in the Northern California Mission and later with his wife LuDean in Batangus, Philippines. He also served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1954-56.

He had an excellent singing voice and received superior ratings in statewide high school competition. He attended college at Utah State University, obtaining a bachelor's degree with a major in animal husbandry in 1958. He was an outstanding farmer, and his cattle were graded in the top 3 percent in Cache Valley with the American Breeders' Association.

He married LuDean Allsop in Logan on May 29, 1957. They were later divorced. He married Belen Santos Cruz on Nov. 14, 2006.

He served in various capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a hard worker and always provided the necessities of life for his large family.

He is survived by his wife, Belen; five daughters and three sons, Judy (Galen) Daniels; Darla (Cory) Yeates; Karol (Lynn) Stephens; Troy (Teresa) Pond; Angela (Jim) Simmons; Dan (Kimberly) Pond; Dixie (Saryon Michael White) Pond; and Jayson (Jennifer) Pond; and by his four step-children, John Eric Cruz, John Michael (Levy) Cruz, John Denver (Rosanna) Cruz, and Maybeline (Dallin) Grow.

He is survived by two brothers, Delwin (Kathryn) Pond; and Martin (Jeanine) Pond. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St., Logan, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary.

Interment will be in the Lewiston City Cemetery with Military Honors.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Sunshine Terrace for the great care they provided.


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  • Created by: Latitia Tew Leishman
  • Added: 31 May 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 179896298
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Marvin Pond (13 Jun 1931–7 May 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 179896298, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Latitia Tew Leishman (contributor 46935255) .