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Mary "Ginger" Ponton
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 11, 1945
  • Date of passing: Aug 24, 2010
Let the memory of Mary "Ginger" be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary "Ginger" Ponton, 64, born on September 11, 1945 and passed away on August 24, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 11th September 2016

"Happy earth birthday to you big sister! Thank you for continuing to look out for us and helping guide me. I know it's a group effort, I can feel all of your spirits from time to time. I love you and miss seeing you around."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 11th September 2016

"Happy Birthday sister. Even though you stopped getting older August 24th 2010 we'll still remember your birthday as it will ever be etched in our minds thanks to the attacks on the Trade Center. When people say do you remember the attack on America I say no, but I do remember my sister's birthday. Love you still."

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 11th September 2016

"Happy Birthday ginger I can't believe 6 years has gone by already. But I know you are watching over all of us and know how much we love you. I wish I could be celebrating your birthday with you but know I am always thinking of you and love you dearly. Have a very happy birthday ginger. With all my love- ariel"

This tribute was added by Kris Brown on 10th September 2016

"Happy Birthday Ginger!!! I wish you were around that we could celebrate your birthday. It's been 6 years now and well we can still hear your laughter and see your smile. Charlie's laugh takes after you, full of energy that makes others laugh as well. Thank you for giving that to him. He misses you, we all do.. We are forever Praising God your in heaven with the Lord, and truly grateful that we will see you again, and even more so for eternity. Happy Birthday... All my love.. And Charlie, Neah and Ariel.."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 24th August 2016

"Good morning sister. I am glad to b able to chat with you and let you know you are missed. We thought you might be getting to see Janette last week but she is staying with us but we know you have many friends and family there to keep you occupied along with praising our Savior all the day long. Tell uncle Ernie hi for us. I like the new song Kris put on the memorial page and it made me cry. Love you. John and Melva"

This tribute was added by Kris Brown on 24th August 2016

"Ginger, it's 6 years today, everyone still is smiling and laughing at all the fun memories of you. Thank you for continuing to bring joy into our lives, smiles to our faces and love because of the sweet moments of you. We miss you dearly, and although you are not around you surely are not forgotten. All our love❤️."

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 12th September 2015

"Yesterday was your birthday so i want to say happy belated birthday i know you are watching over all of us in our joyous times and in our struggles. it still amazes me how time flies by so fast. But I hope you can feel all the love that we send up to you.  You are an amazing lady who brought joy and laughter to everyone you met and I can only imagine you are doing the same up in heaven. I hope I can shine a light into this world like you did. Until we meet again, love you always."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 11th September 2015

"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear sister, happy birthday to you. I can still hear your voice singing that on the recording you left on Anita's voice mail and Melva played that each year also. I don't think there are birthdays in Heaven because we never get older there. Thinking of you is good therapy because memories are such good medicine for the soul and you gave many wonderful memories. I do want you to know Kris Brown cheated by putting her post on the day before your birthday though!!!! Love you."

This tribute was added by Kris Brown on 10th September 2015

"Ginger, tomorrow is your birthday. And we are all thinking of you celebrating your life today! I wanted to let you know your boys are doing well.. It has been a journey these last few years.. But let me just say, you would be proud of them. Charlie has turned into an amazing father, husband and christian man! It would bring tears to your eyes and you would be so happy knowing you encouraged and inspired both him and Mike in their faith and who they are as Men. Ariel is growing so fast into this amazing young woman you would be so proud, and Neah laughs at some stories she knows of you.. And even though she was only 6 when you passed, your song books, stories, and especially your laughter is a common conversation with her. Thank you for encouraging my family. You are missed so very much, and the love never stops. Thank you for the amazing memories, thank you for all the love, and thank you for all the laughter.. Happy Birthday to you today! We love you and miss you so very much. Your memories are so strong within this amazing loving family of yours, all of us keep those memories alive continuing the laughter and kindness you shared with us. We love you!"

This tribute was added by Susan Garman on 25th August 2015

"Dearest Ginger
It's taken me the longest time to come to grips with missing you.  Okay, I haven't actually gotten there yet.  I can still dissolve into tears in my sad moments or laugh like a lunatic thinking of funny, adorable things you've said or done.  I love you so much!  Always have...always will.
I know God needed you and I'll see you again.  I'm so thankful for that,
dear friend of my heart."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 24th August 2015

"Hi sister,
I thought last night, tomorrow I will get this opportunity to share a word about you. Today my word is, compassion. You showed much compassion for so many. Your memory lives on in the hearts of many and I am glad to say you were my sister. It isn't only on this day each year that you are remembered. We speak of you often and fondly recall some of your antics as we look at these pictures. Much love. Your brother John."

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 3rd March 2015

"I am thinking about you today, I hope I carry on in this life the joy,love, and happiness you had for everyone and everything. You took life seriously when needed but were able to know when to just laugh and make others laugh. You shined wherever you went and touched the lives of everyone you came into contact with and I hope I do bring as much joy to others that you have done for all of us. You knew love was so very important and you loved family,life, and everything in between to the fullest, so thank you for being you. You are forever missed."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 11th September 2014

"Hi Sister,
Happy Birthday. Did you notice several people were flying their flags in honor of your birthday? I'm glad they are celebrating with us as we remember your time on this earth. I love you big.
John"

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 11th September 2014

"Happy Birthday!!! wow how time just flies by, I miss you a lot and hope you are having a good celebration for your birthday up there. Oh how I wish you were here to talk to and just hangout with. You will never be forgotten, but forever missed. Love you to the stars, Ariel."

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 26th August 2014

"Dear Sister. I'm a day late but I know you will understand. I miss you each and everyday. Still having those talks when I go to bed at night. Have been so busy with Jodi, as you know, and time passes so quickly these days. How many times have I said to you I wish you were here to talk to. You have helped me so many times to process and figure out problems. You are such a good listener. I love you and know you are in good hands there in heaven."

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 24th August 2014

"Thank you for teaching me about loving someone for who they are and not who I want them to be...and accepting and appreciating a persons individuality, love you and miss you....tell Mom, Dad and Aunt Marmie howdy, and all the other people, geez there are a lot of them now, I must be getting old! Thinking of you all."

This tribute was added by Susan Garman on 24th August 2014

"Dearest Ginger
I sometimes have a hard time looking at this wonderful site because it makes me cry and miss you so much...and yet it's such fun to see your photos and read the sweet messages left by others who love you.  I know your life on earth wasn't always easy, but you lived it with such gusto!  You were just the fun-est, dearest friend and cousin in the world.  I will always love and miss you with all my heart until I see you again.  XOXO"

This tribute was added by John Roley on 24th August 2014

"Hi Sister. This morning I was telling Melva you woke up 4 years ago and said, "WOW God, I like this a lot more than Arizona". It is difficult to think it was four years ago in our time but in your time it was less than a blink of an eye. Trusting you are enjoying praising God for giving His Son to save us. See you soon? Maybe in your time. Love you. John"

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 21st March 2014

"Ditto on beating Mom at Scrabble! You are missed!"

This tribute was added by Marmie Carpenter on 20th March 2014

"I was messing around on the computer and came upon this again. I think of you often and miss you very much. We never know how long we get to stay here in this place. Very glad we have the memories we do and had the time we did. I am very thankful for the family I grew up in. We are so very very blessed. Hope you're kickin moms but in scrabble. Love and Hugs."

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 15th October 2013

"I just started thinking about you and I miss you a lot I wish I could talk to you over the phone about everything. Or better yet in person, but I know that can't happen I just wish you didn't leave us so soon. I know your not in any pain which is all I could truly ask for, I love you and will always miss you!"

This tribute was added by John Roley on 17th September 2013

"Hey Sister,
I am always saddened when this site comes up on my e-mail but it does make me think how blessed I was to have you in my life. We went out to lunch with Sarah, Charlie and his family Marmie and Anita. We had fun and you would have enjoyed the time. Love you so much. Talked with George in July. Sweet time and memories."

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 11th September 2013

"Sister today is your birthday. Bet you are having one heck of a party in heaven. Did mom give you $50? Lucky you. I know you are happy and doing well. I miss you and love you very much."

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 24th August 2013

"Dear Sister how I miss  you. So much happens in life it reminds me of just how precious living can be. I still enjoy our talks at night when I go to bed. Makes me feel so much closer to you. I hope heaven is as wonderful as it can be for you. I know you are no longer in pain and that brings me joy knowing that. I love and miss you sister. janette"

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 6th May 2013

"Just thinking about you today, I miss you so much, and I really wish you could be at my graduation :( but I know you will be watching from up above and I hope I have made you proud. I love and miss you so so much I just wish you were still around. please watch over me for the rest of my life. Missing you <3"

This tribute was added by Michael Brown on 12th September 2012

"Everyday I reach for my phone to call & tell You something I saw that reminds me of You or something we use to laugh about, or just something I needed to know/tell you ( I hope that never goes away ). And I remember We don't need phones anymore.....& then We talk .. .I Love You Mom & will miss you (& your wisdom/hugs/tears&laughter) everyday till we are together again -MJB"

This tribute was added by Melva Roley on 11th September 2012

"Thought about you so much, Ginger, being thankful you were in my life and recalling conversations and memories. I loved looking at the pictures of you again. Couldn't help but chuckle! You brought a lot of laughter, to be sure, but also opportunities for introspective thinking. You challenged yourself to grow your faith in God through the obstacles of life. May we do the same!"

This tribute was added by Sara Johnson on 11th September 2012

"Dear Ginger, I always hear your laughter when I look at all the beautiful photos of you gathered here. It's good to see you surrounded by so many that you love and in so many places. I miss you - your enthusiasm, your compassion, your friendship and your love. You are in my heart today on your birthday and always. I love you"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 11th September 2012

"Dear Sister. Today is your birthday and what a wonderful celebration you are having in heaven. I would be calling you later to wish you a happy day. This year I have to send it through the clouds to where you are. Happy Day sister. Miss you and love you so much."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 11th September 2012

"Dear Sister,
Wish I was able to say Happy Birthday to you. It sure doesn't seem like you have been gone for over 2 years. You now have a better Health Plan though you don't really need one.
Love you,
John"

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 24th August 2012

"Grandma I miss you a lot & I will never forget all of our great times together I wish I could have created more memorys with you but I know you are in a better place & not suffering & that is all I have ever wanted was you pain-free & happy. I know your watching over me & will watch me graduate and grow up and knowing that brings a smile to my face. I love you so much! -Ariel"

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 24th August 2012

"I want you to know that you taught me a few good lessons while you were here and I appreciate that! Also...I hope you're not making creamed corn up there...but maybe singing someone 'Over the Rainbow'....miss ya sis!"

This tribute was added by John Roley on 24th August 2012

"My dear sister,
Today we reflected on your passing. I recall the many times we sang and laughed together. You are truly missed and loved. Trusting you are in the presence of Jesus and waiting for the rest of your family. I may not be your favorite brother but I'm in the top 2. Love you big.
John"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 24th August 2012

"My sister My sister how much I miss you today and everyday. At night when I climb into bed we have many conversations. It is when I feel closer to you at the end of the day when all is quiet. I can see your face and hear you laugh. Two years have now passed and it seems like it was just yesterday when you left us. I love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Susan Garman on 24th August 2012

"Darling Ginger, I have your picture where I can see you every day.  How I love your face!  So familiar and dear!  As I look through these wonderful photos, the years just melt away and I think I can hear your voice and your laugh.  As long as I am on this earth I will be missing you . I miss you & love you always."

This tribute was added by Susan Garman on 20th September 2011

"Dearest Ginger - I can still cry at the drop of a pin when I think of you.  I miss you so much.  I try not to give in to the crying because we did much more laughing than crying through the years and I know you're in God's presence where there are no more tears. i love you ever!"

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 25th August 2011

"For All of You Waiting In Heaven
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterdeay, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name."

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 25th August 2011

"What I have is memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart."

This tribute was added by Melva Roley on 25th August 2011

"GINGER REMEMBERED: Genuine, caring, enthusiastic, silly, loyal, honest, musical, noisy, intelligent, loving, supportive, curious, zany, giving, strong, thoughtful, outgoing, spiritual.You made a difference in the lives you touched and I miss you in mine, dear sister-in-law."

This tribute was added by Shelli Brown on 24th August 2011

"How fast time goes by...I promised to take care of your sons, as I think of them as mine.  I know how much you are missed...but someday we will all be togehter."

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 24th August 2011

"Wow a year already it just seemed to zoom right on by, but even still I miss you a lot and I will never forget our memories together no matter how much time goes by because I love you mucho much :) -Love Ariel"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 23rd August 2011

"I love you sister. Tomorrow is the anniversary of  your death. I miss  you each and every day. Can't believe a year has passed so quickly. I love you sister. Janette"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 23rd August 2011

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This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 19th January 2011

"Dearest sister. Been awhile since I have written. Sorry about that but you know we talk everyday just the two of us. Got that message from you the other day. Thanks for that. Reminds us you are watching over us each and every day. Life is different without you being here. My phone hardly rings now. I miss the sound of your voice. I love you. Janette"

This tribute was added by charlie brown on 19th January 2011

"Mom...we miss you....bunches"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 8th December 2010

"Dearest sister. It has been awhile since I have read this wonderful tribute to you. I love seeing  your face and knowing you are still smiling where you are right now. I know mom is with you and dad now. Brings me  such comfort knowing this. I miss you all so much and the pain is hard at times to deal with. I know you are all looking out for us. You are the gurardian angels now. Love you Janette"

This tribute was added by Carol Journey on 9th October 2010

"To sum up the friendship that Ginger and I had in just one paragraph is impossible.  I loved her so much.  The very first time I saw her, she was in our church introducing herself to anyone she could.  I thought to myself, "I need to meet that person".  So I got aquainted with her and we quickly became best friends.  My heart is empty without her."

This tribute was added by Melva Roley on 23rd September 2010

"Steve, Ginger's brother, wrote...
GINGER: She was unique, whacky and vivacious. She was a very social and that is where she truly shined. She was full of love and shared it freely. Ask anyone who called her FRIEND. You couldn't ask for a better friend! She would be there for you and do whatever she could to help. It gives me comfort to think she and dad are together now in peace. I miss them both!"

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 22nd September 2010

"Even as time seems to pass through our hands like sand sinking through an hour glass we must charish every moment we can because their is no way of telling when our hour glass runs out hypothetically speaking and Ginger knew that every moment counts and she tried to make the best out of everyone of them! forever loved and missed! <3"

This tribute was added by Amy Munson on 20th September 2010

"I know its been years since we had actually seen each other but I was always kept up to date on everything about you through my mom.  I have such wonderful memories of you when I was young. Your laugh and all your endearing quirky ways have left a mark on my life.  I am so sad you are gone from this world but I know that you are in a much better place.  I will see you there someday. Much Love, Amy"

This tribute was added by Marmie Carpenter on 20th September 2010

"I am so glad I got to tell you I love you and that I was able to hug you in a way that YOU knew I meant it. Thing is, even though some of us in our family are awkward in our showings of affection, it doesn't mean there's less of it. To the rest of us, let's pay attention to all the ways we say we love each other. It all counts & I would hate to miss anything. Love&Hugs sis and to everyone else too"

This tribute was added by Susan Garman on 20th September 2010

"oh, my darling Ginger, how I miss you.  You've been woven into my heart and my life from the very earliest days when as little girls we had the freedom of the woods & fields of Corbett through all the years of our lives with all its wonderful funny moments & hard moments, & our motto, when in doubt SING. Heaven's richer now & I miss you with all my heart.  I love you forever, Suzy"

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 19th September 2010

"To what our sister Janette said....Ditto x 2 + infinity!!
I love you too!!"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 19th September 2010

"My sister my friend. What an awesome day we had today celebrating  you and your life. To see family and friends coming together because you touched our lives was an event I will never forget. I know you were there with us today enjoying each and every moment. I love you. Janette"

This tribute was added by Laura Brown on 18th September 2010

"To my sister-in-law and dear friend of many years. I love and will miss you so very much. Your time here on earth was short but everyone will remember you with laughter and smiles. You made everyone happy when you walked into a room. Not many people can do that. Ginger, "you can sing with the Angles". I know I will see you someday. I love you! Laura Jean"

This tribute was added by Judy Parish on 15th September 2010

"Ginger in the short time that we have known each other your generousity of kindness and warmth was truly special.  Knowing you with your sense of humor will be missed.  I only wished I new you liked to sing that is one of my most favorite passtimes besides  getting together with all the girls and having  our creative moments. Goodbye for now , till we meet again.  Love Judy"

This tribute was added by Keith Milliken on 14th September 2010

"Ginger, I know that you are in good company up in heaven.  I'm sorry that I did not travel with you and yours through your beautiful life.  May the Good Lord hold you close to His Heart and Bless You.
Cousin Keith"

This tribute was added by Sara Johnson on 14th September 2010

"It's hard to find the words in my heart to say all that Ginger meant to me. The missing her has just begun. It will take some getting used to. I am thankful to have this site to go to and connect with others who loved her and were touched by her in their own way. It takes a brave person to live with such an open heart. Thank you Ginger for all you gave. I love you. Sara"

This tribute was added by Gary Moore on 14th September 2010

"Ginger.. one my favorite school mates!  We lost touch after graduation but while there shared much.  I enjoyed your ability to make everything alright with your smile.  So sincere and so genuine!  I wish your family the very best and know that you are smiling down from above.  Your faith was always visible to me and I know that it sustained you in your life.  God Bless you..."

This tribute was added by Shelli Brown on 13th September 2010

"Pete and I will miss Ginger.  Last time we spoke, we laughed and I promised her that I would watch after her sons, that she was kind enough to share with me for the last 26 years.  Heaven will welcome her kind spirit and laughter.  She was much too young to leave so soon."

This tribute was added by John Roley on 13th September 2010

"To my sister: The fact you left this earth and I never got to say goodbye is sad.Know I forgive you because you did not have to suffer and that was my prayer. Your ability to make people feel loved was truly a gift. Your laugh (a Roley tradition) was unique and marked you for who you were. I love you. Johnnie"

This tribute was added by Dennis Chamberlain on 13th September 2010

"Cousin Ginger...we kids always looked forward to your visits, especially when you would tell us scary stories at night.  I don't remember the stories, but I clearly recall the faces and feelings.  You knew how to make us laugh and you could keep our attention...not bad for a litter of boys that all had ADHD!  God bless you cousin...we all loved you!"

This tribute was added by Steve Post on 13th September 2010

"Sweet Ginger, so much fun at church, grade school and high school. You were blessed with much talent, singing, cheerleading, beauty, but most of all...the best sense of humor ever. You made me laugh 1000's of times with your quick wit.  I will miss you very very much. Steve"

This tribute was added by Dave Larson on 13th September 2010

"There are people who come across our paths who are leave a lasting impression.
Ginger you were one of those people for me.  I remember your voice as you sang in church and I remember your laughter and you beauty. But most of all I remember your off beat sense of humor. It was truly unique.
I'm sure you will be missed so much by you family and friends."

This tribute was added by Melva Roley on 12th September 2010

"You would laugh when I said, "You're my very favorite homeless person." True, you did not possess this world's wealth, but you had treasures of great value: Your kind and generous ways, compassionate heart, caring for those in need, love of family.....your laugh and smile. You enriched my life and I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Ariel Brown on 12th September 2010

"Even tho time seemed to pass very fast the memory's we have shared will always last.I will miss your laugh,smile,all around being but honestly it hasnt felt like you left because you are watching over all of us.You have opened your heart to let everyone see how beautiful a person you truely could be,i will miss you forever and always,but i know where you are so healing an laughter will fill us all"

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 12th September 2010

"I inadvertently taped a show on Friday night called Stand Up To Cancer and decided to make a donation to them in the fight against cancer. I thought if anyone else was interested in doing that you can go to standup2cancer.org."

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 12th September 2010

"Oh yeah, one more thing...thanks for leaving me a Happy Birthday song on my phone this year, I listened to it yesterday and sent you many Happy Birthday wishes and now I have that to listen to every year! Love ya big Sister!"

This tribute was added by kari black on 12th September 2010

"Aunt Ginger, due to always living in different places as we were growing up we did not get to see a lot of you but you were always close to my heart. Any amount of time we did get to spend together we shared our stories,tons of laughter and you always made me feel special and loved. Im going to miss you and all the funny things you said/did I will always have fond memories of you n love you always"

This tribute was added by Marmie Carpenter on 12th September 2010

"I know you said you were ready to go. I know someday, when it's our time, we will know how this all works. For now though, this just seems to odd. I thought we were all going to live into our 90s and be cute,old and funny together. It was fun watching you shoot milk through your nose when we were kids. I'm glad we have all laughed together so much. Do they have chinese food up there? Love you."

This tribute was added by Kris Knowles on 12th September 2010

"You have opened your heart to me and have treated and loved me like family from the start. I have been so blessed to have such great memories with you. Your quirky ways and laughter will always remain with me. Thankyou for all our heart to heart moments of joyful laughter and tears. You left without a goodbye and with so many memories to share with us all.I love you Mom! I will miss you,Goodbye!"

This tribute was added by Anita Bockmon on 12th September 2010

"It seems so odd to think of you as being 'gone'...you know, because I've told you, it always made me feel so comforted when you would sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow to me when I was a little girl...I always loved your voice and was so proud of you for sharing with so many, when you would sing. I love you, you touched alot of peoples lives and you will be missed."

This tribute was added by charlie brown on 11th September 2010

"Mom..we were not ready for you to leave us....we still wanted to make more memories, laugh until we cried, cried until we laughed...share more of our funny stories of growing up and just spend more time with you.
you will always be with us as we are part of you...
Love always"

This tribute was added by Janette Brown on 11th September 2010

"To my sister who I miss very much. How will I ever live my life without you in it. You were always there when I needed you the most. No more family pictures with you in them. Two empty spaces now with you and dad both gone. I love you. Janette"


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