Shelly Lynn Ponder Cowen, age 39, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond, Louisiana.  She was born September 27, 1979 in Metairie, Louisiana to Patricia Monk "Patty" Wolf and Vernon "John" Ponder.  Shelly resided in Walker, Louisiana.

Shelly is survived by her children, Seth and Sierra Cowen and Nevaeh Sylve; father, John (Betty) Ponder; mother, Patricia "Patty" Wolf; sisters, Shannon and Johnnie Ann Ponder; brother, Anthony (Kelly) Ponder; fiance, Kevin Dufrene and his children, Brandon, Ridge, and Logan.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 North 8th Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11:00 am.  

Interment will be held in Garden of Memories at a later date.

Shelly's guest book is available at