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Ramona McAuley Yockim

Died: Fri., Sep. 11, 2015


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 26, 2015
Location: St. Jude's Catholic Church


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Stevensville - Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great great grandmother, Ramona Valintine Yockim (McAuley) 96 passed away Friday September 11,2015, at The Living Centre in Stevensville. She was surround by her daughter Janice Jacobson, granddaughter Jackie Jacobson-Holdsambeck, and granddaughter Bonnie Colman. She was born to Bernhard and Helen Clausen April 23,1919 of the Content Community south of Malta, Montana. She attended grades 1-8 in the Content Community school; graduating from Malta High school. She attended and graduated from Northern Montana College. It was here that she met her first husband Edward McAuley through her roommate and his sister Lola McAuley (Anderson). They moved around quite often after getting married and she followed him to all the places through their marriage. The stops included Washington, Big Sandy, Malta, then Chester where they owned the International Harvester Business for several years. Chester is where she went back to work as secretary to the superintendent of the Chester Schools. They then moved to Havre where she joined her husband in the insurance and real-estate business for a few years before starting to work in the business office for the Sacred Heart Hospital. The next stop was for the Hill County Welfare office as a case worker. Leaving that job she worked part for Farmers Insurance Group and finally on the extra board for the Great Northern Railroad. She worked tirelessly as a 4H leader while her children were growing up, and was very well respected as a seamstress and judge. Her greatest personal accomplishment was becoming Local President of the Havre Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary, and then President of State Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary. As State President she visited all the local Eagles Clubs in the State. She also used her gift as a seamstress and refitted all of her gowns she had purchased at thrift stores to wear for each occasion. Her travels included Hong Kong, Hawaiian Islands, the Scandinavian countries, Europe with the Northern Montana College Alumni, and much of the United States. She retained pass privileges with Northwest Orient Airlines and became very well known with employees on the system. Ramona is survived by her children, Robert McAuley wife Charlene(Bunnie) of Havre Mt; Bernie McAuley, wife Linda of Olympia, Wa, Janice Jacobson of Missoula, Mt, Gerry McAuley wife Sally of Shoreline, Wa. 10 grandchildren Bobbi Mccormick, Bonnie Coleman, Blinda Hanson, Melissa McAuley, Dale McAuley, Dean Mcauley, Mark Jensen, Jamie McAuley, Ben McAuley, Joe Jacobson, and Jackie Holdsambeck.14 great-grandchildren Tara, Chance, Cody, Shelby, Jay, Austin, Ashley, Jamine, Raven, Kimme, Hiley, Justa, Collin, and Cooper. Ramona was preceded in death by husbands; Edward McAuley, John Yockim, and very good friend dancing and music partner Chuck Zortman. Interment will take place in the Malta, Montana Cemetery family plot. A memorial service will be held Saturday September 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Saint Judes Catholic Church in Havre. A reception will follow. A special thanks to the staff at The Living Centre and hospice care for their special care of our mother during her last couple of days on this earth. Donations may be made to Saint Judes School in Havre, Montana in her name.

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Denise Verbrugghen McFarland
   Posted Wed September 16, 2015
I met Ramona when I moved to Stevensville. She had a gentle demeenor and always a smile on her face. May the Lord give you comfort and may you know that others care. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Denise

Dawn Wakefield
   Posted Fri September 18, 2015
Dear Janice, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you.

Diane F. Smith
   Posted Wed September 30, 2015
Bob, Bunny and families. I would like to offer my sincere condolences and sympathy in the loss of your Mother. She was a very warm and gracious lady when I met her in Havre. May she Rest in Peace.

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