Ramona Jean Meise
December 18, 1928 – March 2, 2020
MEISE, RAMONA J – (Age 91)
Passed away March 2, 2020 in Odessa, WA. Ramona was born on December 18, 1928 to Fred and Lillie (Luiten) Burghard at the family farm near Packard, Ritzville, WA and was baptized on February 24, 1929. Ramona married Earl Meise on November 2, 1946 in Ritzville, WA. Earl joined the US Navy and they lived in Whidbey Island, WA during his enlistment. They moved to Odessa and raised their three children. Ramona worked at various establishments in Odessa, Chores services and People to People. She enjoyed ceramics, sewing, cooking, country music, Gonzaga basketball, Husky football, Seattle Mariners baseball, and spending time with family. She especially like attending sporting events of her children and then grandchildren. Ramona was known by some as Mona, but by all her grandchildren and their friends as G-ma. During their 73 years of marriage, they were often on the road; they suffered from “travelitis” taking them to Westport fishing trips, Seattle, Spokane, Worley, ID, Winnemucca, NV, Two Rivers, Grand Coulee and Northern Quest casinos Ramona is survived by her husband Earl of 73 yrs., three children Chuck Meise, Marty (Wendy) Meise and Kristi (Gary) Finck all of Odessa, WA. Four grandchildren Lance (Tara) Meise, Brandon (Kayla) Meise, Jena Meise and Shannon (Jon) Hodge and eight great grandchildren Tyler, Jaden, Michael, Darien, Ruger, Myakoda, Alexis and Drake and her sister Shirley (Fred) Rhodes and sister in law Lorraine Burghard all of Moses Lake, WA. She is preceded in death by her grandson Joel Finck; five brothers Virgil, Herbert, Jim, Donald and Raymond Burghard and two sisters Viola Arlt and Betty Hughes. Memorials may be made in Ramona’s name to Odessa EMT’s, POB 368, Odessa, WA 99159 A family service will be held at a later date at the Odessa Cemetery, Odessa, WA. A Gathering will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM at the St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Odessa, WA Fond memories of expression and sympathy may be shared at www.stratefuneralhome.com for the Meise family.
- Gathering Monday, March 16, 2020
Ramona Jean Meise
March 14, 2020
Aunt Mona made the VERY best homemade pickles! My mouth waters just thinking about how good they were. She always had a happy disposition with a little smile and giggle! Those are the things I will remember about Aunt Mona.
We love her and will cherish our memories of her!
Susan and Jack Long
March 10, 2020
Mona was a wonderful sister- in- law, more like a sister, she was my husband's (Donald) sister. We shared a close relationship to Mona and Earl and I will miss her. We shared the same wedding anniversary. Nov 2., and chalked up a long life time of memories. My sincere sympathy to her family whom cherished her with all their hearts. A beautiful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She leaves her loving families and friends for us to remain close. Love, Lorraine
March 7, 2020
Gma was like a mother to me, the memories I have of her make me smile 😊. I’m glad my children had a chance to meet someone who was so important in my life. Love you gma
March 6, 2020
RAMONA WAS MY SISTER AND SHE WAS SO GOOD TO ME AND I WILL MISS HER .I KNOW GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF HER.