Ronda Diane Whatley (1959 - 2017)

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Ronda Whatley was born on June 8, 1959, in Buffalo, Wyo. She has passed to her rest in her home on Nov. 15, 2017, in Palmer, Alaska. She fought a short, but valiant battle with cancer.
Ronda was raised in Alaska from the age of one, after her parents, Lyle and Doris Straight, had made the move to Alaska in 1960. Home steading on the Knik River; before gravel roads or paved highways existed, swamp buggies and logging trails were their life line to the outside.
In her life's work, she enjoyed working in the fields being employed by Palmer Produce, where the owners were and always will be a second family to her. Additionally, she owned Ronda's Café on the straight stretch of the Old Glenn Highway in Butte Alaska. Cooking for as she would say, "the old timers" was one of the greatest joys of her life.
Ronda is survived by her husband, Kenneth B. Whatley; her children, son Donnie Farwell, and daughter in law Kelly; son, Carl Farwell and daughter in law Chanelle; daughter Jill Kokotovich; and son-in-law Scott Schaefer. Her grandchildren, (Stan and Cassidy); Cody; Kayley; Chandler; Isabel; Gage; Lexi; Zach; and Brayden. Her great grandchildren, Gracelynn and Cohen.
She is survived by her Uncle Loren; Gladius Sacket; and numerous other relatives in Wyoming; her brothers Lyle Jr.; Donald; John; Gary and sister in law Toni. Brother and Sister-in-laws; Danny & Deanie Whatley and Rod & Janette Corbin.
She was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Lyle Sr. & Doris Straight; Father-in-law, Kenneth W. Whatley.
Ronda will be truly missed.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 26, 2017