Ramona Elizabeth Ledgerwood Lanthier Johnson, recently of St. Paul, MN, died naturally of old age (95), on Jan. 1, 2003. She was living at the Johanna Shores-Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills.

Ramona was a resident of Duluth, MN since her birth on March 29, 1917. She also resided for a number of years in Green Valley, AZ. Ramona was a 1935 graduate of Denfeld High School, former employee of the Duluth Clinic, and former volunteer at St. Mary's Clinic - Duluth. She spent a lifetime being active in her community, was a steadfast friend to many and a "mom" to whomever needed one. She was much loved.

Ramona was preceded in death by her: husbands Clifford P. Lanthier, Sr. and Jack D. Johnson; son Craig Lanthier and stepdaughters Jacqueline Shephard, Gayle and husband Jack Nelson. She is survived by daughter Nancy Lanthier Carroll (Jerome) of St. Paul; son Clifford P. Lanthier, Jr. (Lan) of Superior; grandchildren Tammie EnvaII of Cromwell and C. Peter Lanthier, III (Tricia) of Proctor and their children; sister June Howe (Harry and son Peter) of Orinda, CA; stepson Jeffrey Johnson (Susie) of Florida; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren from her marriage to Jack Johnson.

She leaves behind special friends Ted Brink and Bev Johnson of Arizona, Leona Zalar and Irene Enrico of Duluth, and a host of beloved friends, too many to name.

Ramona was cremated and no service is currently planned. You may honor and remember her by making a contribution to your local arts: symphony, opera, theatre, galleries, etc. Ramona had a lifetime love of all the arts.

"Remember me in the warmth of the sun,

and when the moon lights up the night;

"Remember me when a gentle breeze caresses your cheek or

a soft rain washes away your troubles.

Remember me and be glad for the time we shared."

Nlcarroll 2010

Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Jan. 9, 2013