Ramona Rose Honey Mohnike passed away January 15, 2020 surrounded by her beloved spouse and family.
Ramona was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 4, 1928. At the age of 8, she and the family moved to Los Angeles, California where she completed her education. She became friends with her lifetime friend Libbie Dougherty who resides in Laguna Nigel, California. Their friendship was a source of joy for Ramona for 75 years. As World War II was winding down, she received a letter from a young naval midshipman who was training to be a pilot. Over the course of several months, they exchanged letters. When he returned home to Southern California on leave, he met Ramona in person. From the minute he held her hand, they knew this was for a lifetime. They were married on June 2, 1948 and were blessed with 71 years of marriage.
She was a loving mother who participated in community services including being President of the PTA, Campfire Girls leader, youth choir director, an active member of Community Presbyterian Church. In 1960, the family relocated to Alsea, Oregon after purchasing a 160 acre ranch where they put their knowledge to use raising cattle. In later years, Lee and Ramona converted the property to small woodlands and continue forestry management to this day.
In the late 1960s, they moved into Corvallis and built a new home. They were members of Calvin Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon and elder and later became members of Suburban Christian Church. Ramona and Lee are long time members of the Gideons. Ramona was an active witness to her faith in Jesus Christ and passed out New Testaments and her signature “Dum Dum” Lollipops.
She and Lee built their current home on 40 acres in Southwest Corvallis where she resided until her passing.
Ramona is survived by her husband Louis (Lee) Mohnike; daughters Kathleen, Colleen and Chelsea and their spouses, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ruth Honey, her brother Art Honey and infant sister Victoria.
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