NORMAN — Services for Patricia “Pat” Ponder Bell, of Falconhead in Burneyville, will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home chapel in Marietta, followed by interment at 2 p.m. in Sunset Memorial Park in Norman. Officiating will be the Rev. Francis Bartley.
Mrs. Bell was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Ada, the daughter of Jefferson Vol Crawford and Viola Iona Harden Crawford. She passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Mercy Health Love County, Marietta, at the age of 80.
Pat attended Ada Public Schools, graduating from Ada High School in 1952, and attended Oklahoma A&M and East Central University. On July 2, 1954, she married Bobby Eugene Ponder, and they were together for 39 years until his death in October 1993. She married Lawrence Daniel Bell on April 6, 2002, and they established their home at Falconhead Resort and Country Club, west of Marietta. She attended the Falconhead Christian Fellowship Chapel and thoroughly enjoyed church activities. As a young girl, Pat also loved horses.
In addition to her first husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Jean Gaffney of Dallas.
Survivors include her husband, Dan Bell of the home; son, David Ponder of Norman; daughter, Christy Johnson of Edmond; brother, Phillip Crawford, also of Norman; four grandchildren, Lyndsea Ponder of Norman, Bridgette Williams and Mason Johnson of Edmond and Chase Johnson of Purcell; and three stepdaughters, Angela Kay Randles, Rhonda Gay Schmidt and Lisa Marie Ulstad.
Serving as casket bearers will be Michael Johnson, Jim Thompson, Jim Webb, Don Shugart, Carl Beauchamp and John Hubinger. Honorary bearers are J.D. Casey, Jack Curran and Tom Maier.
The family requests that memorials be made to Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, 17667 Markita Drive, Jones, OK 73049.
You may sign the online guest book at wattsfuneralhome.com.
Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
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