Muriel Olivia <I>Grant</I> Ponsler

Muriel Olivia Grant Ponsler

Birth
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Death 29 Mar 1939 (aged 41)
Florence, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 69538298 · View Source
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Muriel was the daughter of Glenn Oscar Grant and Ora Alice Kersey. She married Chester 'Jack' Ponsler at Vancouver, Washington, on July 5, 1920.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Muriel and Jack Ponsler were prominent in the social, civic and business life of Florence, Oregon, where Jack owned the J. C. Ponsler Ford dealership. Following Muriel's death in 1939, Jack Ponsler gave the Oregon State Parks bureau a two-acre parcel of real estate on the north end of coastal Lane County, Oregon, stipulating that it be dedicated as a memorial to Muriel. The Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial Wayside continues to offer motorists a refreshing stopover with a picnic area and lovely ocean views.

For a fascinating look at the lives of Muriel and Jack Ponsler, see: "Muriel O. Ponsler, The Woman Behind the Wayside," by Christee Gamron, 100 Steps on the Oregon Coast, June 22, 2015.


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  • Created by: Denise Sproed
  • Added: 8 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 69538298
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Muriel Olivia Grant Ponsler (21 Sep 1897–29 Mar 1939), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69538298, citing Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Denise Sproed (contributor 46945777) .