Ramona Sue Chown passed away peacefully at home in Los Altos Hills with family by her side on May 28th, 2014 at the age of 85. She was born in Tennessee in 1929. She then moved to Los Angeles in her early teens with her family where she met and later married her husband, John Chown, in 1949. They moved to Palo Alto in 1954 and then to Los Altos Hills in 1965. Ramona was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years. She is survived by her two children & their spouses, Nancy (Jerry) and Tim (Valerie) and her four grandchildren, Melissa, Andy, Eric and Chris.
Ramona relished her Appalachian roots and loved the literature and music of that area. She was a long-time Girl Scout Leader in Palo Alto and an occasional and very determined community and consumer activist when she decided to adopt a cause. She traveled extensively with her husband and family, was a voracious reader and loved talking with friends and family.
Ramona enjoyed her life and was ready to go home.