David William Pond (Puddles) 62, passed away August 24th, 2018 at his home. He was born February 20th, 1956. He was the oldest of 5 children born to Joyce Arlene Draper Pond and William Detton Pond. David loved all things outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping, photography, horseback riding and snow shoeing. Most of his life he was a heavy machine operator and he had his own backhoe business. He was known as “Ditch Digging Dave.”
He married Lori Swainston in 1979. To this union was born a daughter Nicole Pond Jones. They were later divorced. David loved spending time with Nicole and sharing the outdoors with her.
He is survived by his daughter Nicole (Rustin) Ward, granddaughter’s Janie and Whitney Ward, brother John Bret (Trudi) Pond, sister Lisa McDaniel, brother in law Gary Carlson, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Joyce Pond, sister Dixie Joyce Pond Carlson, and brother Karl Lee Pond.
We will hold a memorial at the Elks Lodge in Preston on Friday, August 31st at 6 PM. We invite all who knew David to attend.
The family is honoring his wishes and will return his remains to the great outdoors.