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“We were very sad to hear about Shelly. We will keep her in our prayers. Love, Larry and Mary Bolner ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers go to shellys family. She was a beautiful person with a big heart that would help anyone. She was there for me when I was going threw a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Stacie Motichek - Ponchatoula, LA

“My sweet, beautiful Shelly, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa, Kenny, Caitlyn, Donovan, Dominic and Cadence Gibson - OH

“Shannon,I was at church and heard the news of your sister's passing. I am so deeply sorry. I knew Shelly as a child when we all attended St. Joseph...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Strader Cieutat - Acquaintance

“So sorry for everyone's loss. She was to young to go such a beautiful person. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Nance - LaPlace, LA - Friend

“I'm so lost for words thought I would have enough time to come see you and promise you I won't let you down! You told me I was the best step mom you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Alicia Johnson - Covington, LA

“So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Shelly, Johnny. I will be praying for you all, asking God to bring His peace and comfort to your...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Sandy Hart - Mandeville, LA

“She was good friend ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Randy Wells - Springfield, LA

“My deepest sympathies ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sheree morgan - Friend

Shelly Lynn Ponder Cowen, age 39, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond, Louisiana. She was born September 27, 1979 in Metairie, Louisiana to Patricia Monk "Patty" Wolf and Vernon "John" Ponder. Shelly resided in Walker, Louisiana.

Shelly is survived by her children, Seth and Sierra Cowen and Nevaeh Sylve; father, John (Betty) Ponder; mother, Patricia "Patty" Wolf; sisters, Shannon and Johnnie Ann Ponder; brother, Anthony (Kelly) Ponder; fiance, Kevin Dufrene and his children, Brandon, Ridge, and Logan.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11:00 am.

Interment will be held in Garden of Memories at a later date.

Shelly's guest book is available at