OBITUARY

Charlotte Frances (Weatherly) Pond

September 14, 1932December 4, 2018
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Charlotte Frances Pond, 86, of Amarillo passed away on December 04, 2018.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, December 06, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm in the Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 6969 Interstate 40 in Amarillo. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, November 07, 2018 in the Chapel of Memories with Pastor Jerry Davey presiding.

Charlotte was born on September 14, 1932 in Weatherly, Texas to Haskel and Irene Weatherly. As a child, her family taught her the value of hard work. She was raised on a cotton farm in Wheeler, Texas working with not only her parents, but her three brothers as well. She graduated from Wheeler High School in 1950. During her high school years, she enjoyed playing basketball. On November 07, 1952, she married Charles Allen Pond at the First Baptist Church in Wheeler. Together, they raised two wonderful boys. She would often joke about how they came to have their sons. In 1971, they adopted Gary and Terry, and referred to them as their “two for one special”. She was a wonderful home maker, and an outstanding mother. She was a member of the Church at Quail Creek for more than a decade. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and sewing as favorite pastimes.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, and her brother Lloyd. Those left to cherish her memory are her brothers Kirby and Tony; sons Gary, Terry and wife Deanna; grandchildren Casey, Tori, Zachary and Skyler; and great-grandchild Leon.

  • FAMILY

  • Gary Pond, Son
  • Terry Pond, Son
  • Deanna Pond, Daughter-in-law
  • Kirby Weatherly, Brother
  • Tony Weatherly, Brother
  • Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Haskel and Irene Weatherly; her husband Charles; and a brother Lloyd. She leaves behind four grandchildren: Casey, Tori, Zachary and Skyler and one great-grandchild Leon to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Interment Friday, December 7, 2018
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Biography

      Charlotte Frances Pond was a modest woman, quiet and observant in her ways. She was trustworthy and traditional in her approach to her life and in her relationships. She was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew her. She was also a woman who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything she undertook. Realistic about life, she was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

       Her parents were Haskel and Irene Weatherly. Charlotte was raised in Texas, her family raised cotton and farmed in the Wheeler County area. She was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve her well throughout her life.

      Growing up in the Pond household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Charlotte was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and she was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Charlotte was raised with Three siblings. She had one older brother, Loyd and two younger brothers, Kirby and Tony. Charlotte was constantly involved in activities with her brothers. Charlotte and her siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Charlotte was always consistently loyal to her family.

      As a young child, Charlotte was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. She wasn’t pushy and never forced her way into games or other activities. Charlotte developed a variety of interests, though, and the things she enjoyed doing she did well. She was always curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Charlotte took part in basketball. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking and sewing. However, what Charlotte enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with her many friends.

      While her teachers and even her friends generally thought of Charlotte as being a serious person, she managed to have a pretty good time in high school as she made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Wheeler High School in 1950. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. She enjoyed english and math classes the most. Charlotte was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using her exceptional memory, she was able to learn much through observation. Charlotte always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though she could easily master any problem that might be presented to her.

      On November 7, 1952 Charlotte exchanged wedding vows with Charles Allen Pond at the First Baptist Church of Wheeler, Texas. Compassionate and devoted to Charles, Charlotte held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. She took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it her total commitment. She was a source of strength to Charles and using her gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, she worked hard to make her new family happy.

      Charlotte brought the same traditional values in her marriage to bear on how she raised her children. She was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in her dealings. She would always listen carefully and think things through before she acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Charlotte was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Charlotte was blessed with three children, the Ponds adopted two boys in 1971, they refered to them as their two for one special, Gary Allen and Terry. They were also blessed with Four grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, Grandchildren Casey, Tori, Zachary, Skyler;and Great-grandchild Leon.

      Charlotte greatly enjoyed what she did for a living. She was a hard worker who expected the same in return from her co-workers. She was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Charlotte enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Charlotte was excellent at meeting deadlines. She was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. Her primary occupation was secetary at the Bureau of Reclamation and Homemaker. Charlotte worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Charlotte liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into her hobbies, where she was very methodical in how she organized her activities and categorized things. Since she enjoyed her private time, Charlotte always tried to allocate a specific time for working on her hobbies. Her favorite hobbies were traveling, gardening, cooking, and sewing. Charlotte was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Charlotte found pleasure in sports. Being a person who was comfortable making win/lose decisions throughout life, she could appreciate that athletes made those types of decisions in sports. She applauded those who won, and she enjoyed the statistical data and sports facts and could find herself wrapped up in those details. In high school, Charlotte played basketball. She would watch her favorite sporting events whenever she got the opportunity.

      As a woman who always showed great commitment to the things she believed in, it’s little wonder that Charlotte was so active in her community. Being practical and mentally disciplined, Charlotte preferred to base her decisions on first-hand experiences. Charlotte was never afraid to roll up her sleeves and dig right in. Charlotte was a member of several community groups, including her quilting club in the 1990's.

      Charlotte was a woman who was dedicated and devoted to her faith. She was a member at Quail Creek Church for 10 years. She was a sympathetic woman who valued her beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

      Charlotte enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since she was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Charlotte appeared effortless. She enjoyed researching all of her examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where she traveled, Charlotte always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included mountains and historical locations.

      Charlotte Frances Pond passed away on December 4, 2018 at Legacy Nursing Home in Amarillo, Texas. Charlotte passed away of natural causes. She is survived by children Gary Allen Pond and Terry Pond and wife Deanna: Grandchildren; Casey, Tori, Zachary and Skyler: Great-grandchild; Leon: Brothers; Kirby and Tony. Services were held at Memorial Park Funderal Home. Charlotte was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo, Texas.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Charlotte Frances Pond. She was committed to living the life of a good woman who was both practical and trustworthy. She was committed to the traditional values that she upheld her entire life. She committed herself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around her. Most of all, she was committed to those she knew and loved.