Ellen Otto Baumann, passed away at the age of 69, on Monday December 30, 2019 in Covington, Louisiana. She was born in New Orleans, LA on September 6, 1950 to the late Florence Kennedy Otto and Rudolph Otto. Ellen was a beloved wife of Donald Baumann Jr. for 23 years. She was previously married to Russell J. Ponder and was a loving mother to Christopher A. Ponder, Scott M. Ponder, Jamie M. Ponder, and Ryan J. Ponder and daughter in law Traci S. Ponder. She was a proud grandmother to Brooke M. Ponder, Cameron S. Ponder, Emmett J. Ponder, Annie M. Ponder, Luke J. Ponder, and Hannah M. Waguespack. She leaves behind two loving and playful dogs, Drewbee and Dollybee. Ellen was an avid tennis player and music lover who enjoyed all of the adventure’s life had to offer. She worked as a bank teller and caregiver, but was the happiest when surrounded by her family. The family would like to thank all of the nurses and doctors at both St. Tammany Hospital and Lakeview Regional Hospital, for their hard work and empathy during such a trying time. All relatives and friends of Ellen are invited to celebrate the wonderful life she lived on Friday January 10, 2020 at Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Road, Covington, LA 70435 with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Service 12:00 p.m.
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