Ruby Ramona Zeigler was born on June 24, 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Grady and Ada Coldwell. The family lived on a farm near Underwood Iowa and Ramona attended Underwood Consolidated School for 12 years, graduating in 1945.
She moved with her parents to Ashland, Oregon in 1946. She married Hilton Zeigler in 1951 and they moved to Eugene in 1952. She worked in insurance offices in Ashland, Eugene, and Albany. Hilton was employed by the First National Bank and was transferred from Eugene to Albany to Portland and returned to the Eugene area in 1968. He retired from 1st Interstate in 1969.
Ramona was employed with the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Oregon in 1969 and later was a Management Assistant in College of Education and Office of International Services. After retirement in 1986 she worked part time in the Language Department.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Her interests were music, gardening, entertaining and traveling. She sang in church choirs for many years and played the piano.
Ramona is survived by 2 grandchildren, Ryan Zeigler & Kellie McDonald, Daughter in Law, Nancy Zeigler, and 5 Great Grandsons. Proceeded in her death is her husband, Hilton Zeigler, Her 2 sons, Randall & Kevin Zeigler, her sister Iris Bondo and her brother Blaine Coldwell.
Service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St, Eugene, OR 97401 on November 6th, 2023 at 1:00pm.
Ramona will be laid to rest prior to the service.
In lieu of sending flowers or other gifts, please consider donating to the First Methodist Church Music Department.