Ramona G. Balk
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Oct. 6, 1952 - July 16, 2020 Ramona passed away after a month-long struggle with the Corona Virus. She was born in San Diego, CA. Ramona married Dean Balk on March 7, 1970. While Dean was in the Navy, they traveled the world together for 22 years, until he retired in October 1990. They then made their home in Torrance, CA. She was a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend. Ramona was a very caring person and everyone she met loved and looked up to her. She was involved with the Navy Ombudsman program and received many awards for her great work in helping people. She was a receptionist for over 30 years. She loved roses, listening to Elvis and going to Taylor Swift concerts with her daughter and granddaughter. She was a dedicated Mother and Grandmother; no pain or sickness would keep her away from any event her children or grandchildren had she was always there. She made everyone feel so special and would turn every negative into a positive. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dean Balk; three children, Deana DeReza of Wilmington, CA, Josh Balk of San Pedro, CA and Jason Balk of Arizona City, AZ; son-in-law, Albert DeReza; daughter-in-law, Joanna Balk; 10 grandchildren, Nicholas, Elisia, Jordan, Priscilla, Jason Jr, Taylor, Shanna, Albert, Zoey and Julius; 2 great grandchildren, Sophie and Mila. She will be so missed by all, especially her grandchildren, with whom she had a special bond.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 17, 2020
Love and miss you nana fly high - JJ
JJ
Family
August 12, 2020
The 2 best friends I could ever ask for❤
Elisia
Grandchild
August 11, 2020
Ramona, I thank you for welcoming me into your family. You have shown so much support, the countless holiday cards and gifts. The warm hugs and hellos everytime i would see you. You helped out in many ways when i first moved in with Elisia. I always knew everything you said was genuine and with good intentions. You left an imprint with everyone you met. The amount of kind words and love that is shown when people speak of you truly defines your character. I will miss you and hope to see each other one day. Rest In Love
Carlos Cervantes
Family
August 10, 2020
Ramona, You will always be loved and will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace. Love you!

Sandra DeReza
Family
August 10, 2020
Nana Ramona was always friendly and treated everybody with kindness. She had her own way of making everybody feel special and included. I hope she is watching over everybody who loved her. All my love to Papa Dean, Deana and the rest of the De Reza/Balk families.
Erika D
Family
August 10, 2020
Nana Ramona was always friendly and treated everybody with kindness. She had her own way of making everybody feel special and included. I hope she is watching over everybody who loved her. My condolences to Deana and the rest of the De Reza/Balk families.
Erika D
Family
August 10, 2020
Nana Ramona was always friendly and treated everybody with kindness. She had her own way of making everybody feel special and included. I hope she is watching over everybody who loved her. My condolences to Deana and the rest of the De Reza/Balk families.
Erika De Reza
Family
August 10, 2020
Nana Ramona was always friendly and treated everybody with kindness. She had her own way of making everybody feel special and included. I hope she is watching over everybody who loved her. My condolences to Deana and the rest of the De Reza/Balk families.
Erika De Reza
Family
August 10, 2020
Ramona,
I met you one time, but that was enough for me to know that you were a wonderful person (inside and out). I remember your smile and paying attention every time I spoke. I really looked forward to having more gatherings here at my house again and have you over. It was truly a pleasure to have you guys over! I’m glad I got the opportunity to have met you. Now you are resting, and I know you still have that big smile I remember you with!
Mara Ruan
Friend
August 10, 2020
I love you so much Grama, I wish you were here. I miss everything about you.
Elisia D
Grandchild
August 9, 2020
Ramona, you were truly one special person. You always made everyone welcomed, rest in paradise. You forever will be missed. Love you!
The Marin Family
Jackie Marin
Family
August 9, 2020
Your always in our heart! Love always your daughter and granddaughter we miss you so much!!!
Deana Dereza
Family
August 9, 2020
We miss you every moment of the day! Our lives will never be the same. Love you mom
Deana Dereza
Family
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