John T. Ponder |

John T. Ponder

Feb. 17. 1959 ~ Feb. 18, 2017

John T. Ponder, 58, of Minden, Nevada, unexpectedly died on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from heart failure at Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada.

John was born February 17, 1959, in southern California and was a current resident of Minden, Nevada.

He had a love for life, family, and nature. He loved to garden, camp, hike, & travel. He enjoyed boats and the sea. He used his creative talents through photography and carpentry. He owned his own boat shop, worked as a vineyard manager, sold real-estate, and was an urchin diver. His latest accomplishment was becoming a Licensed Electrician.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Ponder; son, Cody Ponder; sister, Carol Kaiser (Kevin); step-daughter, Tanya Whitaker; step-son, Tim Whitaker (Kelly); grandchildren, Nathan and Lindsay Whitaker; nephew, Josh Kaiser; nieces, Tara Kaiser (Vanina), Erin Haris (Doug) and Kristi Kaiser; and grandniece, Eva Haris; and grandnephew, Bodie Haris.

Contributions in memory of John can be made at Monterey Bay Aquarium (800) 840-4880

Arrangements under the direction of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, Carson City, Nevada.


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