Ramona Juanita Matthew


Ramona Juanita Matthew passed away peacefully at her home in Nampa, Idaho, on Wednesday, May 29, at 3:30 a.m. Services for Ramona will be held at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, Idaho, on Saturday, June 8. Rosary will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Remembrances may be left at www.AccentFuneral.com.
Ramona was born on July 11, 1932, to Jose Ramon and Estrella Marie (Chavez) Maestas in Santo Nino, N.M. Ramona later moved to Weiser, Idaho, where her mother and siblings had settled in the early 1950s.
While living in Glenwood Springs, Colo., in the 1970s, Ramona began her career with Mountain Bell as a telephone operator. Her career took her back to Idaho and ultimately to her “heaven on earth,” Phoenix, Ariz. She retired from AT&T in 1997 after 20-plus years of service. Ramona will be remembered as a devoted mother who raised her children single-handedly. She instilled a strong work ethic, morals, honesty, integrity and kindness in her children. She will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. Her laughter, her sense of humor, and most of all, the unconditional love she so generously bestowed will live on.
Ramona is survived by her children: Donald Ray Archuleta, Diana Marlene Archuleta, Robert Luis Archuleta, Cindy Marie Martinez and Larry Joseph (Jacque) Matthew.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.