Ramona grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan where she met Wayne Norton. They wed Aug. 25, 1945 at the tender ages of 16 and 19. They shared almost 72 years together in their life adventure. To their union was born Sheryl Lee, William Joseph, Lynn Kathryn, Gregory Wayne and Alan Duane.
After Wayne served in the Navy and graduated from college he started working for the National Park Service. Together, they enjoyed many years of park service life, living at Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, The Great Smoky Mountains, Montezuma Well, Great Sand Dunes, Arches and Padre Island.
When they retired they returned to Moab.
Through the years Ramona worked many jobs, from homemaker to retail sales, and retired from The Hogan in 2013. She never met a stranger and had many lifelong friends that she always kept in touch with, whether it was a phone call, a visit or a yearly Christmas card. She dearly loved her husband, “Wayno,” her children, grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren, as well as her church, bingo, Ladies of Elks and work families.
Ramona was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheryl; a grandson, Joe Christensen; and brothers, Elzmer and DeLue Ehlinger.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; her sons, Bill (Deb), Greg (Ingrid), Alan (Sandy) and her daughter, Lynn (Jim). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Wyllie, Wendy, Wayne, Trin, Travis, Bjorn, Rabea, Stephen and Jacque; great-grandchildren, Damian, Shanice, Magic, Justice, Tiffany, Ian, Kannon, Michael, Shantell, Lily Ann and Isaiah; and great-great-grandchildren, Leah Jetter and Mila Jay.
Catholic services were held Monday, July 3 at St. Pius Catholic Church at 11 a.m., with a viewing on July 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. and a vigil from 7 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.