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Ramona Jane Norton

Born: 4/12/1929, Wisconsin
Death: 6/28/2017, Moab, Utah
Service: 07/03/2017, 11:00 am, St. Pius X Catholic Church
Interment: 07/03/2017, 12:30 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens

Heaven received a beautiful angel June 28th, 2017, Ramona Jane Norton was born April 12th,1929 in Gillette, Wisconsin to Joseph Ferdnand and Henrietta (Hoeffs) Ehlinger. She had four brothers, Elzmer, DeLue, Merlyn,Duane and a sister Sandy all of Michigan.

Ramona grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan where she met Wayne Norton, they wed August 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 Smokey 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 life long 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, Grand Children, 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, 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. Great Great-Grandchildren, Leah Jetter and Mila Jay.

Catholic Services will be held Monday, July 3rd at St. Pius Catholic Church at 11:00 am, viewing July 2nd 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and vigil at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary.

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