Jo Ann Ponto

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On Dec. 27, 2015, "Ms Joey" Jo Ann Ponto, age 67, died from injuries sustained in a multi vehicle accident. Her family and Bentwater lost a treasure.

Born Aug. 19, 1948, the 2nd of 10 children, in Toledo, Ohio to Glenn & Mary Waggoner. Joey thoroughly enjoyed golf, which she learned to play at age 28 in order to play with her father. She won numerous tournaments, including the 2015 Houston City Championship in her division.

Joey graduated from Chatsworh High in 1966 and attended Riverside Community College.

Joey married Robert Ponto in 2000 and had a successful career in telecommunication sales. She was very involved with her Christian faith hosting several events centered on promoting the self esteem of young girls. In 2009 Bob & Joey moved to Bentwater & settled into retirement with the Bentwater Golf Community. In Bentwater she created "Ms. Joey Pops-In". Dressing like Mary Poppins, offering nanny services with themed days for children. She also took care of Senior Citizens. All proceeds went to "Camp be an Angel" serving children with disabilities.

Joey was always very giving of herself. Her "golf posse" & neighbors recall her flamingo antics and the times she would show up at golf tournaments dressed as Santa Claus.

Joey is survived by her husband Robert (Bob), mother Mary Waggoner, her two sons, Thadeus & Aaron (Heidi), two grandsons Ethan & Aidan. She endeared herself to Bob's two sons Robert & Michael, three granddaughters and two grandsons whom they all affectionately called "Ms. Joey". She is survived by six sisters, Carolyn, Mary, Laurie, Jan, Patti & JoDean. Two brothers, Glenn and John, 25 nieces & nephews, 38 great and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Glenn & brother Jim.

Memorial services will be held at Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery, TX., Feb.. 29th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to: Autism Empowerment, P.O. Box 871676, Vancouver, Washington or to, Be an Angel Fund, Inc., 2003 Aldine Bender, Houston TX 77032


Published on yourconroenews.com from Feb. 10 to Feb. 23, 2016