July 15, 1920-May 7, 2013
TORRINGTON – Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Ramona Coffee, 92, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Father Ray Moss officiating. Burial will follow at the Valley View Cemetery.
A wake/rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. at the church on Monday evening, May 13. Ramona died on May 7, 2013 at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. Visitation hours will be held at the Colyer Funeral Home on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m., and the casket will be open at the rosary.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions in Ramona’s memory to either the St. Rose Catholic Church or to the Southeast Wyoming Artist Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home, and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyer-funeralhome.com.
Ramona was born on July 15, 1920 in Chadron, Neb. the daughter of John and Edith (Hoyt) Hanson. She grew up in the Harrison, Neb. area where she received her education; graduating from Sioux County High School in 1938.
Ramona went on to attend the University of Nebraska for two years. She married William Coffee at Harrison on Sept. 26, 1940. The couple lived east of Harrison where Ramona taught school in 1942 for one year for the Harrison District No. 50. The couple then moved to the Prairie Center Community in 1945 where they ranched. They retired in 1968 and moved to Torrington.
Ramona was a member of the Prairie Center Homemakers, a charter member of the Goshen County Cowbelles, a member of the Southeast Wyoming Artist Association and she was a 4-H sewing leader for 14 years. Ramona enjoyed doing genealogy, square dancing, painting, bowling, sewing and refinishing furniture.
She is survived by two sons, Robert W. (Sharon) Coffee of Shoshoni and Donald M. Coffee of Torrington; three daughters, Jean R. (Wayne) Mower of Claymont, Del., Joanne M. Coffee of Torrington and Carolyn S. (David) Olson of Gillette; a brother-in-law, Ray Uhrich of Magnolia, Ark., and a sister-in-law, Lois “Frankie” Hanson of Big Bear Lake, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William, two brothers, William C. Hanson and John W. Hanson, and one sister, Mazie L. Uhrich.
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