Ramona Leona Daigle Overton
Pensacola, FL. - Ramona Leona (Daigle) Overton passed away in Pensacola, FL on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born March 22, 1929 in Fort Kent, ME.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William C. Overton and her parents, Alcide H. Daigle and Gertrude Isabelle; two siblings, Juliette and Vernal.
She is survived by her son, William C. Overton, Jr. (Lolly) of Rockport, TX; daughter, Denise Marie Overton Baal-Teshuva (Jacob) of New York, NY; granddaughter, Wesley Carrissa Crochet (Ray); great-granddaughter, Mallory; as well as her siblings, Bernadette, Wilma, Velma, Elroy, Sherman, Laurel and Violet.
The third of ten children, Ramona, attended the local convent school run by Franciscan Nuns, and she became a Secretary/Stenographer--prior to computers--for the federal government in Washington DC. She transferred to the Navy Department on an early assignment in Montreal, Canada as a translator -- French was her mother tongue. There she met the man of her dreams, they married August 16, 1952 at the oldest standing Catholic Church in North America, Notre Dame Des Victoire, in Quebec City, Canada.
She worked for 31 years in Washington DC, notably at the Pentagon for the Department of Defense, and on special assignment under Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, investigating CIA activities within the US. Their top-secret office was at Truman's hideaway on a side street by the White House and was "on-call" for assignments at the White House. She was ambitious, hardworking taking on copious overtime assignments advancing her career, and promoting her family's interests. While living in Washington DC for 50 years her two favorite clubs were, the Maine State Society of Washington and the Canadian Club at the Embassy. She became more extroverted upon retirement. William and Ramona moved to Pensacola, FL in 2001, became members of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, she remained, a strong cradle to grave Catholic! Other associations include St. Mary's Church Widows Group, the Newcomers Club, Rose's Beach Rowdy Group, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), and the Pensacola Museum of Art Guild Group.
The funeral will be in Fort Kent, ME at St. Louis Catholic Church at a date to be announced (summer, 2020).
Published on November 3, 2019

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