Lisa M. Pond
POND, Lisa M. Lisa M. Pond, age 39 of Lacey, WA, died (February 19, 2007) at Jackson Memorial hospital, Miami, Florida while on spring vacation with her family. Lisa was a caring, gentle person who was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all, particularly by her family, who are left with a big hole in their hearts. Lisa is survived by her beloved partner of 17 years, Janice Langbehn; their four children, Michael, Danielle, David, and Katie all of Lacey, WA; her loving parents, Nettie and Don Pond of Enfield; her sister and brother in-law, Susan and Tim Chapple of Jacksonville, FL; her brother and sister in-law, Michael and Cathy Pond of Darien; her grandparents Gloria and Francis Campbell of Haines Falls, NY; also Janice’s brother, Skip and wife Kristy Langbehn of VA; and Janice’s sister, Marilyn Langbehn of CA; also a number of nieces and nephews; and her dear friends Kathy and Bob Boween. Lisa was born on October 8, 1967 and grew up in Enfield. She graduated from Enfield High class of 1985. She earned her bachelor degree at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and was currently enrolled in the master’s degree program at City University in WA. Lisa’s life was devoted to spreading peace and love. Growing up she was a very active Girl Scout and was a counselor at Timber Trails Girl Scout Camp for several years. She was very involved with her children and their activities. She was the leader of two Girl Scout troops. She was also a very active member of St. Michaels’s Catholic Church in Olympia, WA where among other things she was a teacher in the first communion class and received a volunteer recognition award. In addition to being a very involved mother, an active church and community volunteer, and going to graduate school as a full time student, Lisa was employed full time as a special education teacher’s assistant in the Lacy, WA school district. There will be a Funeral mass, celebrating Lisa’s life, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 21 Simon Rd, Enfield, CT at 11a.m., Saturday February 24. There are no calling hours. Lisa’s family will host a reception in her honor at La Notte restaurant in East Windsor immediately following the funeral mass. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at http://www.nmss.org
Published in the Hartford Courant on 2/21/2007.