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Martin and family, sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Peace and God’s love be with you all! Kathy Heaphy, former writer and editor in Ag Econ
Martin and Jeanine Pond were permanent members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ward (congregation) when my wife Amy and I started graduate school at Purdue in 1982.. Along with so many other permanent members, they ‘adopted’ us and treated us with love and warmth. We felt like we belonged there, and we cherish our relationship. We pray Heaven’s comforting hand to be with Bro. Pond and the family.
Our family has fond memories of Mrs. Pond from our children’s years at Village Nursery School. She maintained order with kindness, taught me through example that “the clock says” is a great way to avoid disagreement when time to change activities arrives, and provided our youngsters with pleasant classroom experiences before we started home education for each. We now use “the clock says” with our young grandchildren. Sweet memories live on.
To Bishop Martin Pond and family,
We send our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jeanine, a most Christlike lady and remember with fondness our 4 years spend at Purdue with the Pond family being one of the reasons. We felt so included and loved from the start when we arrived in 1971. Throughout 4 years we were ministered to not only by Bishop Pond but often by Jeanine. Our family was invited over to the Pond Home for dinner, yet that was not all. Jeanine invited Pat and 4 little children to sit with her during sacrament meetings for months as our husbands were on the stand and this way Jeanine could help with the other children if one of the children needed to be taken out of the meeting She also came one day to our home with activities and told Pat to go do anything she wanted as Jeanine would watch the children for the morning. Another time she watched one of our children overnight so Pat could go out of town with her husband to a convention. And there was much more! We felt like family. Each time Jeanine was ever so willing in her service to help at a time when a young mother was at times overwhelmed. Yes, Jeanine has a very special place in the hearts of the Bachmans. We will forever remember Jeanine and her example of caring for others. We mourn with you and send our love to the Pond family. Dan and Pat Bachman
Brother Pond and family, we are so saddened at the news of Sister Pond’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sherran and Jack Schmalfeldt
We did not have the privilege of getting to know Brother and Sister Pond but we do know their son Mike and daughter-in-law Jenny and their family from our years together in the Philadelphia area where Mike and I shared a common employer and we were all part of an extended Church family. Mike and Jenny’s kindness and friendship always made our time together enjoyable and his sterling character was no doubt inspired by lessons learned at the feet of his angel mother. Mike & Jenny – Our most sincere condolences at the passing of your mother/mother-in-law and praying for the Savior’s peace and comfort for your entire family at this difficult parting. With love, Cory and Maria LaBarge
Our most sincere condolences to Mike and Jenny Pond and your extended family at this time of parting from your beloved mother – praying the Savior’s peace and comfort will be with all of you! With love, Cory and Maria LaBarge
We have fond memories of Jeanine and Martin. We first met them in 1970 when we joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Martin spoke at our baptism. They would often drive to Crawfordsville, Indiana to speak and teach. She was one of our idols as we saw her love for the Young Women of the Church. And listening to her sweet voice as she sang was always a treat. She and the Pond family hold a special place in our hearts. We are saddened to learn of her passing and send our love to Martin. Tom and Pia Savoldi.
Bishop Pond, Doug, Greg and Michael. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of the Pond family from my youth while living in Indiana in the 70’s. You are in our prayers.
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Jeanine M. Pond, 88, passed away July 29, 2021. She was born on May 8, 1933 in Logan, Utah to the late Archie Walter and LaVern Brown Maughan. She graduated from South Cache High School in Hyrum, Utah and studied Music Education at Brigham Young University. She married Martin Taggart Pond on November 21, 1958 in the Logan Utah Temple. They have three children: Douglas, Gregory and Michael. Jeanine loved serving her family, serving in her church, and in the community. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served 3 missions for the church; one as a young adult in the Great Lakes Mission, and two with her husband Martin in Bermuda and in West Africa, Cape Verde Islands. She worked as a temple worker in both the Chicago and Indianapolis temples. She had many opportunities to work with the youth in the church and loved serving and teaching children. Jeanine worked many years teaching pre-school aged children at the West Lafayette Village Nursery school. She was a volunteer for LARA and Matrix Lifeline and participated in the Read to Succeed program. She and Martin were group facilitators in the Addiction Recovery program in her church. Jeanine was physically active. She loved walking and loved being in nature. She also loved music. Music was a very important part of her life (vocal and piano). She sang with her father and siblings in musical programs at special events, and was a member of a travel group while studying Music Education at BYU. Jeanine had a great love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, and a testimony of Him and His gospel. She had many leadership and teaching opportunities within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeanine was preceded in death by her father, Archie W. Maughan; mother, LaVern B. Maughan and brother, H. Lynn Maughan. Surviving are her husband Martin T. Pond of 62 years and children Douglas (Karen) Pond of Brownsburg, IN; Gregory (Marianne) Pond of Phoenix, AZ; Michael (Jenny) Pond of Parkland, FL; sister, Kathryn (Delwin) Pond of Salt Lake City, UT; brother, Archie J. Maughan (Joseph Lorenzo) of West Palm Beach, FL. Grandchildren: Eric (Amanda) Pond, Nicholas (Kathryn) Pond, Jessica (Bryan) Hartsock, Jamie (Grant) Cragen, Megan (Josh) Pond-Maxwell, Caitlin (Ryan) Tibbs, Camille (Alec) Taggart, Brandon (Clara) Pond, Andrew Pond and Michelle Pond. Great grandchildren: Aubree, Madison, Ariana, Emory, Warner, Ike, Kendrick, Sophie, Reese, Holynn, Marlow and Isabel. The viewing for Jeanine will begin Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 10 AM in the Relief Society room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 3224 Jasper Street, West Lafayette, IN. The funeral service will follow at 11 AM in the Chapel. The Interment will follow immediately after the funeral at the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens located at 1718 W. 350 North, West Lafayette, IN. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeanine’s name to The Matrix LifeCare Center, 938 Mezzanine Dr. Suite B, Lafayette, IN 47905. Online condolences may be made to www.tippecanoememorygardens.com. The funeral service will be broadcast over Zoom. For Funeral broadcast information please reach out to a family member.
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