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Obituary: Jody Rex Pond

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- Jody Rex Pond, 53, died Tuesday, January 23 from injuries sustained in a plane accident near Dutch Harbor on the Alaskan Peninsula.

He was born on December 14, 1947 to Harold A. and Ruby M. Pond.

He has two loving sons, Wylie Rex and Skylor Snow Pond.

Jody was educated in the Cache County Schools and graduated from Sky View High School in 1966.

He attended Utah State University and the University of Mexico, in Mexico City.

While still in high school, Jody spent countless hours at the Logan Airport where he developed a passion for flying and skydiving. He became a skydiving instructor and traveled throughout the United States to compete at the National level.

Jody felt fortunate to follow and live his dream of being a pilot and make it his livelihood. He owned and operated Majestic Air; a cargo transport service that flew needed supplies into many remote areas. Jody loved the Mountains, hiking, snow skiing, motorcycles, running and competing in Marathons. His enthusiasm and adventuresome spirit allowed him to enjoy Life to its fullest.

He is survived by his sons, parents, and two sisters: Tamara Selley (Clair), Kandace Oldroyd (Randy), one brother, Larry A. (Jamie), three nieces, seven nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Loyal and Alice Pond, and Henry and Kristen Mockli.

The family would like to thank the U.S. Coast Guard of Alaska and the U.S. Air Force mountain rescue specialists for their help in recovery.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 3rd in the Nelson Funeral Home, 162 East 400 North, Logan, Utah. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 9 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.

A "Celebration of Life" memorial service will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, February 3rd. Interment will be in the Richmond City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for his sons at any First Security Bank of Utah.