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“Chris, Steve and Julie I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have such treasured memories of Bobbi including her endless care, compassion, and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Margaret (Maggie) Peters Coulman - NC

“Julie, Steve and Chris- I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your mom, she was a trooper, a trickster, and above all, a kind...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Brook - Jeffersonville, VT

“So sorry for your loss.. Your Mom, Bobbi, was a special caring person always there when a friend was in need. Keep those great memories of her. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Hedman - South Hero, VT


4 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Hedman - South Hero, VT

“Please accept my deepest condolences to the whole Pond family ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Lane Johnson - Vero Beach, FL

“Julie: So sorry for the loss of your Mom. You were so lucky to have her for so long and it sounds like she led a very full, mean full life! ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Marsha Mongeon - Albany, VT

“Steve, Betsy and Family,Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Ready - Colchester, VT

“So sorry for the loss of bobbi,Just know she is at peace. I work at spring village. And Bobbie was a sweetheart. We all loved her.She sure will be...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Michele Larmay - Westford, VT

“Steve and family , we are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady. She will be surly missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Emerson & Diane Wright - FL


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Barbara D. Pond (Bobbi) passed away early on May 21, 2018 from complications due to Alzheimer's. She was born January 10, 1928 (age 90) in Brandon, VT, the oldest of three daughters of Huber and Kathleen Dudley (Sanders). Bobbi was raised in Brandon where she met her future husband Gerald (Jerry) Pond. They lived in Brandon where she worked at her father's bakery, her grandmother Sander's newsstand and Brown's Pharmacy. Summers were spent on the shores of Lake Dunmore. Bobbi and Jerry were married on August 31, 1947. In 1956, the family moved to So. Burlington when Jerry began working for New Telephone and Telegraph Co. (now Consolidated Communications). Bobbi lived in the family house for the next 60 years. In the early 1960's, she worked at Nadeau's City Drug Store and then spent 25 years working for Sears and Roebuck selling sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. She retired from Sears in 1991 as Jerry’s health deteriorated. The Ponds were one of the founding families of All Saints Episcopal Church in South Burlington where Bobbi was very active in the Altar Guild, with rummage and bake sales, the annual lobster dinner and knitting children's mittens and hats to donate. Bobbi was an active and very creative member of both the Richmond Rug Hookers and the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild. She has countless friends from both groups. Tongue in cheek she always let everybody know she was a “hooker”. She was also a long standing member of the YMCA “Silverfoxes”, enjoying many years of exercise and cups of coffee with her fellow foxes. After their husbands both passed, she and her neighbor and close friend Janet Shanks enjoyed many hours playing dominoes and Rummikub on the Waterfront. Baking and gardening were favorite pastimes. Christmas was always special when she made tea rings for each of us. Her infamous sticky buns and delicious pies were special requests at every holiday dinner. We knew things weren't going right in the last few years when she lost that natural talent to bake. She grew beautiful Hibiscus flowers that she shared with many and mowed her own lawn until she moved out of her house. She delivered meals for Meals on Wheels and baked dinners for the Salvation Army. She raised money for both COTS and CROP Walks, and was recognized as an outstanding donation contributor for her many years of service. Bobbi is predeceased by her husband Jerry, her middle sister Anita Coates and husband Bob, her brother and sister-in laws Edwin and Joyce Pond, June (Pond) and husband Don Haag and Lee Berg. She is survived by her youngest sister Jacqui Berg, her three children: Chris and Susan Pond (OR), Steve and Betsy Pond (VT) and Julie Pond (VT) and brother in-law Doug and his wife Marie Pond (VT). Grandchildren include Chris' two boys Toby and wife Nicole (OR) and Cyrus Pond (VT), Steve's children Ian (CO) and Anna Pond (VT) as well as many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Spring Village at Essex in Essex Junction, VT where she lived for the last year and a half and the VNA Hospice who provided amazing care in her last days. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following groups: VNA, Meals on Wheels, CROP WALK, or COTS. A memorial and internment service will be held on June 16, 2018 at All Saints Episcopal Church in So. Burlington, Vermont at 11:00 a.m. There will be no visiting hours. Please join us for a gathering following the service.

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