Rudolph Ponton
Rudolph Ponton
Rudolph Ponton
Rudolph Ponton

Obituary of Rudolph Ponton

Rudolph “Rudy” Ponton passed away April 15, 2024, in Olympia, Washington.  He was born May 7, 1951, in El Paso Texas.


Rudy married Bertha “Bert” Van Leeuwen on August 29, 1980, in Montesano, Washington. He was a kind-hearted and loving husband, father, papa, uncle and bother. Rudy had an amazing sense of humor. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, drawing, singing, and watching history and science channels on TV. Professionally, he worked and retired from Simpson Timber Company.


Rudy is survived by his wife, Bert; daughters, Tracy (Jacob) Williams and Rachael (Ron) Erickson; grandchildren, Zachary Erickson, Zoie Erickson, Nicholas Williams, Kyla Williams; brother, Ruben Ponton; and sisters, Bertha West and Sally Ponton. He is predeceased by his father, Rafael; mother, Felicitas; brothers, Ralph, Richard and Robert; and sister, Elvira. 


A private family gathering will held at a later date.


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