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Jon T. Ponsford, 52

Jon Taylor Ponsford, age 52, of Olympia, WA, formerly of Cokato, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Jon was born in Buffalo, MN, Feb. 3, 1968, to Norman and Ellen (Heagle) Ponsford.

Jon graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1986. He attended the University of Minnesota, and Evergreen College in Olympia, WA, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy.

Jon was an information technology network coordinator for Timberland Regional Libraries in Thurston County Washington.

Jon fought a difficult battle with throat cancer, from June 2019 through December 2020.

Jon is survived by his mother, Ellen (Eloise) Ponsford; his sister, Sue Ponsford; and his children, Julian C. Bennett Ponsford, and Mason S. Bennett. He is also survived by his former wife, the mother of his children, Kirsten Bennett, and his former wife, Kirsten Aarthun.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Leroy Ponsford.

A celebration of life is planned for summer 2021.

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