Ramona Ann Hamilton was born to Thomas and Judy Hamilton on December 26, 1960 in Jackson Hole Wyoming. She is the third child of seven in the family. They lived in Jackson Hole until Ramona was 7 years old. They then moved to the Pahsimeroi Valley near May, Idaho. Her childhood was full of many adventures. She loved to go swimming and fishing in the Pahsimeroi river. When she wasn't doing that she would be out helping her dad with the chores and work, you would rarely catch her in the house.
When Ramona was 17 she met Scott Horton and he swept her off her feet. Not long after meeting they married in May, ID. They had 3 children, Scott TJ, Shannon Ray and Billy E. Horton. Although she only had three children she treated all kids as her own. Ramona loved her family, her sisters, brothers, children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren, with everything she had. They are what gave her the most joy. Ramona had many talents. She loved to dance and taught all her kids to dance at a young age. They would dance around in the living room at least once a week. She loved to cook and enjoyed gardening. She loved holidays with Halloween being one of her favorites. She loved to dress up and had some of the most unique costumes.
In 1997 Ramona started working for the American Falls School District as a âlunch ladyâ. Ramona took great pride in being the âlunch ladyâ. She was instrumental in starting the Breakfast Nutrition Program that is in the American Falls School District now. She wanted to make sure all kids had something to eat before they started the day. Ramona made lunch for kids the favorite part of their day with her humor and love for all of them. Ramona also brought her love of the holidays into the cafeteria decorating it to the 9's for each holiday. In 2011, Ramona had to leave the school because of health problems.
In 2001 Ramona and Scott divorced and sometime later she met Floyd Evans. They enjoyed each otherâs company and traveling. They shared many, many laughs with each other for 11 years.
Ramona moved to Aberdeen and made many new friends there. Ramona resided there until her Heavenly Father called her home.
Ramona will be greatly missed and has left a lasting impression in many peopleâs lives. Ramona was preceded in death by her father Thomas Hamilton and is survived by her mother, Judy Hamilton; son TJ (Bailey) Horton; daughter Shannon (Shane) Porath; son Billy Horton; her 5 grandchildren Claire, Colter, Parley, Halle and Sayde; all of her brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, July 2, 2016 at St. Johnâs Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Avenue in American Falls.