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Ponzio, Joan D.

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January 10, 1950 - August 23, 2018

Ponzio, Joan D.

Joan was born in Paris, Texas, January 10, 1950 to Sammie J. and Joe R. Ausmus. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Ponzio, her daughter Amanda Harris Bourgeois , her mother, father, sister Dale Ausmus Vickery and brother Joe D. Ausmus,. Joan is survived by her daughter Rachael Harris Hatch, husband Garrett Hatch and two granddaughters Carolina and Audrey Hatch, sister Sammie Ausmus Walker, brother, Russell Ausmus, and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life will be held on on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
The First Presbyterian Church
310 S. W. 3rd St. Grand Prairie, Texas 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal shelter of your choice.


A Signature Service under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Ann Langston Hunter

November 03, 2018 9:31AM

I am just now hearing of the loss of your beautiful sister and other daily members. I am so sorry to hear this. Having loss 5 members of my own family in the last 3 years, my heart goes out to you! I graduated in 1963 and I think you were a year or two after me. Praying peace and comfort for you! 💕✝️

Marti VanRavenswaay-Waddell

September 30, 2018 3:02PM

I am so sorry to belatedly learn of your sister’s death. My heartfelt sympathies to all. May God provide you peace and comfort during this sad time.
Marti VanRavenswaay-Waddell (Martha Ann Miller)

Linda Oxford Head

September 18, 2018 2:58PM

Sammie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. I also didn't know that Dale had passed away. You have suffered many losses. I pray that God will hold you in His arms and comfort you.

Sandi Harris Krienke

September 16, 2018 2:51PM

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Joan!
Praying for comfort for family🙏🙏

Sonny Keel

September 16, 2018 12:15PM

Sammie, so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Shiryl Nelson

September 15, 2018 9:43PM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Praying that thr family can have peace in knowing she is no longer suffering. It's so hard to lose a member of the family. My condolences to all the family. Gopher 1965.

Lynda Knorpp

September 15, 2018 1:31PM

So sorry for the loss of your sister. This is such a hard thing to lose a family member.

Linda Schuessler Harris

September 15, 2018 1:25PM

Please accept my heartfelt love and prayers for you all in the loss of your Joan. She is in God's hands and I know that He is watching over all of you, giving you love, support and peace at this time of great sorrow.


Linda Schuessler Harris
GPHS Class of '64