Glass Founder Harold Ponder Passes Away
C. Ponder, 85, passed away on February 9, 2008. Ponder, who founded
Economy Glass in Escondido, Calif., is survived his wife, Penny;
a daughter, Kate; two sons, John and Jim; four grandchildren, Garrett,
Sarah, Kelly and Lauren; two brothers, Scott and Dick; and a sister,
Ponder was born on July 20, 1922, in High, Texas, the eldest of
seven siblings. He attended Crosbyton High School and Texas Tech
University. On June 10, 1942 he enlisted in the Marine Corps and
served for four years. Upon completion of his service, he married
Penny Latham on June 22, 1947, and the two settled in Escondido.
Ponder worked for Valley Lumber before starting Economy Glass in
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