Ramona O'Brien

Obituary of Ramona Marie O'Brien

RAMONA O’BRIEN, 86 AUG. 6, 1933 – MARCH 14, 2020 STRASBURG, COLORADO Ramona Marie O’Brien was the 3rd of 7 children born to Archie and Wilhelmina (Jasken) Plante on August 6, 1933, in Ogema, Minnesota. She passed peacefully from this life in her home with loved ones at her side on the evening of March 14, 2020. Her family moved to Colorado when she was 9 years old and they lived in many different places throughout the state including South Park and Littleton, where she met her husband-to be, Jim. She was married to James (Jim) O’Brien on April 19, 1952. Together, they brought 9 beautiful children into this world; 4 sons and 5 daughters. They lived in a 900 square foot house on Chambers and Mexico in Aurora, Colorado. where they farmed and ranched. The little house was often bursting at the seams with children and visitors, and she would happily cook for all in her tiny kitchen. In 1981, they moved the entire farming operation and family to a bigger house just south of Bennett. There is no doubt she was the happiest when she had a full house. She loved being a farmer’s wife and would often take meals to the fields to feed the hungry, hard-working boys. She was deeply involved in the local agricultural community and she often attended American AG meetings to advocate for farmers and ranchers. She loved all God’s creatures (except mice), and cared for many a new calf that was brought in to be warmed by the stove. She even saved and raised a baby deer who had lost its mother. She was a devoted and active parishioner at Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church in Byers, Colorado. She attended daily Mass for many years and especially enjoyed setting up the altar before masses. She loved her church community and her closest friends were there. She greatly enjoyed going to have coffee with “the ladies” once a week. Above all else, she loved being a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She rejoiced in and treasured each new baby born and saw them each as a precious gift from God. Ramona’s life is marked by her care and love for others. She was a servant of all, and always placed the needs of others before her own. Ramona is preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents; Archie and Minnie, her siblings; Lee, Jim, George, Steve, Otto and Katherine. She is survived by her children; Teresa Morey (Bill), James Jr. (Roberta), Michael, Mary Ulmer (Keith), Joseph (Betsy), John (Janet), Ramona Chase (Rob), Sarah Albert (Pat), Margaret and one unofficially adopted son, Terry Wenze. Along with thirty-one Grandchildren, thirty-three Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren, as well as many others who knew and loved her. A private family service for Ramona will be held at Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church, Byers, Colorado. There will be a Rosary Friday March 20th at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on March 21st, with burial to follow at Mount view Cemetery, Bennett, Co. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please have Masses offered for Ramona at Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude, Memphis, TN 38105
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Friday
20
March

Visitation

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 20, 2020
Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church
186 N. McDowell St.
Byers, Colorado, United States
Saturday
21
March

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Our Lady of the Plains Catholic Church
186 N. McDowell St.
Byers, Colorado, United States
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