The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Joseph M. Ponzoha


January 3, 2018

March 5, 1922 - Dec. 27, 2017

Joseph M. Ponzoha, 95, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Maryville care home.

Joe was born March 5, 1922 in Pe Ell, Wash., the son of Polish immigrants, Carl and Victoria Ponzoha.

After graduating from Raymond High School, Joe married his high school sweetheart, Mickey King, in the summer of 1942, just before the Army took him away to Iceland during World War II. He served in the Army Air Corps until he was honorably discharged late in 1945.

After the war, Joe and Mickey moved to Oregon, to a little town called Sweet Home, where he took a job at the saw mil...

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