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Economy Glass Founder Harold Ponder Passes Away

Harold 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, Nell.

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 1955.

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