Athleen Pollard, 84, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Valley Eldercare Center, Woodside Village in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
She was born in Tolu, KY on September 28, 1929 to the late E.H. and Maudie L. (Kimsey) Jones.
Athleen worked for General Electric for 30 years, retiring in 1975. She was married to Ronald “Ronnie” Pollard on June 25, 1949. She enjoyed sharing the outdoors with Ronnie.
Surviving are her sons, Alan Palmer and wife, Peggy of Grand Forks, ND and Regis Palmer and wife Llolanda of New Harmony, IN; grandchildren, Shannon Palmer, Regis (Becky) Palmer, Alison (Shawn) Beckner and Randy Palmer; two great-grandchildren, Ethan Beckner and Malliyah Reed.
She is preceded in death by brothers, Forrest, Richard, Laurence and Ernest Jones; sisters, Katy Sherer and Mary Etta McGuiness.
Athleen was liked by everyone that she met. We always said that she could talk to a wall. She was very strong willed, some may say stubborn, but we all loved her for that. She truly loved her husband Ronnie, caring for him until his death. They were married for 64 years. She and Ronnie shared a great life together and now they are together again. We shall miss her dearly.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM CST on Monday, January 27, 2014 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will also be Monday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to White Chapel Cemetery in Tolu, KY.