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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Ramona D Parpart
October 5, 1930 - June 10, 2019

Place of Birth: Plentywood MT
Residence: Roosevelt Medical Nursing Home
Age: 88

Ramona Darlene Parpart was born October 5, 1930, in Plentywood, Montana, to Vernon Melvin and Millie Adelle [Francis] Stevens. She and Ralph Eugene Parpart were united in marriage in Scobey, Montana on December 31, 1947. They settled in Antelope, Montana until November of 1954 when they moved to Medicine Lake, Montana. They lived in several different places in Medicine Lake and Ralph held several different occupations there as he kept improving their lives. They began building their 'earth-sheltered house' in 1980 near Antelope and moved into this home in 1983. After Ralph's death in 1996, Ramona bravely kept up the ranch mostly by herself until 2002, when she decided to become a North Dakotan and moved to Williston. In 2012, she moved in with her son, Randy, in his home in Williston. In late July of 2018 she felt unable to take care of herself any longer while Randy and Peggy were working and chose to be cared for in the Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson, MT.

Ramona worked in various jobs in the community. She was a waitress at Ray’s Cafe in Medicine Lake, baked pies, cakes and cookies for the bowling alley, was a Teachers Aid and playground supervisor at Medicine Lake Grade School, worked at the Reserve Post office and was an ombudsman for several NE Montana nursing homes and senior centers. Ramona enjoyed her retirement years traveling (Alaska and Australia among these) and spent time with her Red Hat choral group singing. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo at the Senior Center in Williston. She enjoyed Friday nights at the Moose having a hamburger and enjoying good dancing music. She thoroughly loved making and donating baby caps, dozens per month for years, for newborns at Williston's local CHI hospital. Lots of love went into each and every stitch!

Ramona and Ralph had four children, Linda [Richard] Drake of Hewitt, Minnesota, Casandra [Cassie] Syme of Gifford, Illinois, Russell [Laurie] of Park City, Montana and Randall [Peggy] of Williston. She is survived by 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Stevens and Millie Fishell; her husband, Ralph of 48 years; sister, Corrine [Kit] Kleinhans; brother, Jerome [Jerry] Stevens and four grandchildren. She is survived by her sisters, Ardis [Lorring] Stevens, Vickie (Fishell) [Hank] Penner, her four children, the grandchildren, numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and untold friends.

Ramona made an impression on everyone she met. She never met a stranger and was always looking for a good conversation, especially it if was about politics. Ramona was quick-witted and spunky and loved to be right. She maintained her intelligence by playing many games of scrabble and Sudoku and never letting anyone else win. She will be remembered by many for her caring and gentle ways and her ability to give of herself to help others. Ramona was a one-of-a-kind; mother, grandmother, nana, sister, aunt and friend. Her impact on others’ lives will be greatly missed.

After services at 10 AM Saturday, June 15th at Gloria Dei in Williston, drinks and bars will be served there for those not wishing to go to the graveside at Antelope, MT. After the ceremony in Antelope, lunch will be served at the Medicine Lake Lutheran Church, Medicine Lake, MT.

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Paulette K. Parpart (Missoula, MT)
Jun 11, 2019
I am very sad to lose Aunt Ramona, but I have so many beautiful memories of her--I can hear her laugh and smile while hearing her talking in my mind.pkp
Carl Eide (Williston, ND)
Jun 11, 2019
To Ramonas Family, our deepest sympathy goes out to you. She was a great lady! I always enjoyed spending time talking with her over coffee. She will surely be missed.
Joy Rasmussen (Dagmar, Montana)
Jun 11, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Ramona’s passing, we spent time working together at the Medicine Lake School and after retirement, often did some fun visiting at the Moose in Williston. I have missed seeing her lately.
Vicki Ruby (Plentywood, MT)
Jun 12, 2019
I remember her enthusiasm and willingness to jump in and get it done - whatever it was! And her smile!
Prayers for your family that your memories bring you joy as well.
Jan Schwartz
Jun 12, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ramona will be missed. Take care of yourselves.
Vickie Penner (Liscomb, Iowa)
Jun 12, 2019
I have lots of memories
Mom Ramona and I used to go to Havre so Ramona could go to Lutheran Ladies Convention and Mom and I could stay at Corrine's We always packed our lunch and pulled over someplace to eat
She made the BEST banana cream pie she made pop overs a lot when I stayed at their place and I loved them
One of my favorite sayings was "My broken clavicle"
She loved butterflies
She loved her cabbage patch kids
She was the oldest and I'm the youngest of Mom's 5 kids
A talented lady!!!!!!
Love you Sis R
Sis V
Debbie Hayden (Alexander, ND)
Jun 12, 2019
Oh... I will miss you, Ramona. What a wonderful friend you were to me, when I worked at the Williston Senior Center. I loved you; I just wish I would have told you so. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
Zelda Lee (Francis) Hoover (Gilber, SC)
Jun 13, 2019
My sympathy and prayers with the family of my cousin , Ramona. A special lady.
Penny Mangus (Stenehjem) (Dumfries, Virginia)
Jun 13, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ramona lives in in our memories.
Debbie "Borley" Brewer (Stevensville , Montana )
Jun 13, 2019
I'm sorry to hear of Ramona's passing. .Ramona and Ralph were always so good to me and my kids. I've always remembered their kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Violet Tharp (Sidney)
Jun 13, 2019
Ramona was a life member of Medicine Lake VFW Auxiliary and was transferred to Sidney when Medicine Lake VFW Auxiliary closed. I am at state convention now and am unable to attend. The charter will be draped for 30 days at our next meeting. A donation to the Foundation for Community Care will be sent in her memory.

Cyndi Francis Landsrud (Edmonds, WA)
Jun 13, 2019
Condolences to the enire Parpart family. We're related, but I didn't have the pleasure of interacting w/ Ramona. She was a very special lady and in time I hope you all will find comfort in the great memories shared here.
Roger & Linda Nelson (Billings)
Jun 16, 2019
We enjoyed the friendship of Ralph and Ramona for many years. Our sympathy to the family.
Carolyn Bachtold (Glasgow , Montana )
Jun 16, 2019
I was sorry to hear of Ramona's death. I knew she and Ralph when I taught in Medicine Lake in the late 70's. A very nice couple. Thoughts and prayers!
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