July 14, 1917 - Feb. 23, 2009
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- Ramona May Faser died Feb. 23, 2009, at Hermosa Beach, Calif., at the age of 91.
She was born July 14, 1917, at Humbolt, Neb., the daughter of the late Edwin and Tillie (Heim) Richards. In 1929, the family moved to Culbertson, Neb., where she graduated from Culbertson High School in 1934, She received her teaching certificate from Kearney State College.
She started a lifelong career of collecting friends and trying new things. She was beloved by her students for making school fun. She was well-liked and respected.
A friend introduced her to George Faser and it was mutual love at first sight. They married Jan. 13, 1940. They lived in Kearney, Neb., where her husband and his partner started the Kearney Airport and Ramona became a pilot.
George entered the U.S. Marine Corps and Ramona was busy with her family, her daughter, Sandy and son, Michael. She was often a single mother when George was deployed or flying. Everywhere she went was a new experience where she made change fun and easy, ensured her kids were happy and thriving, developed life-long friendships and worked hard to make life special for everyone around her.
In later life she and George moved to Monterey, Calif., where they built their dream house and life that they loved,
Ramona became an artist, taught, volunteered and worked for the Crosby golf tournament. Ramona was a bright light that drew people in and made them feel warm and special.
She was preceded in death by her husband. George in 1996.
She is survived by her daughter,Cassandra, her son, Michael and their spouses, Michael and Sonnie; her three grandchildren, Erin, Blythe and Scott and their spouses, Alex and Kate; her great-grandson Logan; her sister, Donajean Sensel; her sister-in-law, Evelyn Richards; and nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were March 1, 2009, at St. Cross by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach with the Rev. Mike Olsen officiating,
Announcement courtesy of Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook.