Marie Ponton


Alma “Marie” Ponton went home to be with the Lord on February 6, 2012.  Marie was born to Arthur and Alma Schoenig in San Antonio, Texas on May 9, 1928.  She grew up in Boerne, Texas where she attended Boerne High School.  Marie moved to Houston in the mid 1940’s where she attended Draughn’s Business College and took accounting courses.  It was at this time she met Robert “Bob” Ponton whom she married in 1949.

Marie stayed home & raised her two children, Robert and Eileen, who were the joys of her life.  She enjoyed singing and sang in numerous church choirs.  During her children’s adolescence she would sing at funeral homes on a part time basis.   After they became older, she worked in accounting positions for different companies, the last one being UPS.

In the late 1990’s, Marie lost her eyesight – but this did not slow her down.  She continued to lead an active life and her belief in Jesus Christ was very important to her.  She became one of All Saint’s Episcopal Church’s most dedicated prayer warriors.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband in 1991.  She is survived by her son, Robert Earl Ponton II and daughter, Kathryn Eileen Ponton.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, February 9th, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, 77023.