Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ramona Mae Castle

Ramona Mae Castle, 81, died at her home on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by family.

Ramona was born on Oct. 14, 1928, in Omaha, Neb., to Frank and Amanda Reese. In 1952, she married Carlyle Castle in Oregon City, Ore., and they settled in Picabo in 1954 to raise their family.

Ramona loved bowling and was a member of the Wood River Women's Bowling Association for more than 50 years. Even during her cancer treatments, over the past two years she continued to bowl. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting and many other crafts, and most recently was teaching a few of her great-grandchildren to knit.

Ramona was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carlyle. She is survived by her three sons, Raymond Castle, Richard (Judy) Castle and Gary (Debbie) Castle, all of Bellevue, and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Hospice of the Wood River Valley, Box 4320, Ketchum, ID 83340.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at Calvary Bible Church with the Rev. Ron Brown speaking. Interment will follow in the Picabo Cemetery. Please visit for complete service information or to leave a message for the family.

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