WEST PARIS — Ramona C. Labay, 73, of West Paris, died Friday morning at her home.
She was born in Caribou on Feb. 5, 1939, the daughter of Rufus and Evelyn Wardwell Sands. She attended school in the Caribou area. Ramona had been employed at a shoe shop in Auburn, as a guard at Elan in Poland and as secretary for Dick Labay, but most of all she was a full-time Mom to her family. She was loved by them and will be greatly missed. Ramona enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, reading, jewelry making and flower arranging.
She is survived by her children, George Sjostrom of Rumford, William and Brenda Sjostrom of Greenwood, Erica and Tim Johnson of West Paris and Richard and Vanessa Labay of West Paris; seven grandchildren, Andrea, BJ, Brandon and KC Sjostrom, Erin Hamilton, Kyle Johnson and Sabian Labay; and several great-grandchildren. Ramona was number 13 of 19 children and has several brothers and sisters surviving as well as predeceasing her. She also has several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Trudy Hamilton; and a son, Carl Sjostrom.
Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.