Mrs. Ramona Florence Eichinger (Valley), passed away peacefully, at age 84, on September 12, 2014. Ramona "Rae" loved to sing, dance, serve her country and community, and most importantly she loved her family and friends. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was born in Miami, OK on November 12, 1929 to her parents, Joseph Valley and Edna (Coolidge) Valley. Ramona was very proud of her American Indian heritage and membership to the Peoria Indian Tribe of Miami, OK. She was the youngest of six children with brothers, Buck, Max, Wayne and sisters, Naomi and Doris. She attended Miami High School and graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA. In 1948 Ramona graduated from Strayer College in Washington, D.C. She served her country as a Red Cross Reserve Captain with service during WWII and overseas in the Korean War. In 1954 she found her lifelong love and married Louis S. Eichinger. Louis preceded her in death in 1985 and was a 36 year Army veteran and a retired Colonel. Through their "military" marriage Lou and Rae traveled extensively including posts in Japan, Italy and Germany. She was a proud lifetime member of the VFW Post 549 in Tucson, AZ. Ramona is survived by her six children, Michael (wife, Mary), Robert, John (wife, Ella), Linda, Tom and Walter; grandchildren, Jennifer White, Sandy Weller, Brian Eichinger, Lauren Mullica, Christopher Eichinger, Sam Eichinger and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Services are Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at MESSENGERS INDIAN SCHOOL MORTUARY,
7601 East Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Burial to follow the next day Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ. You can email any thoughts or remembrances of Ramona: EichingerFamily@gmail.com. Contributions can be made to Mobile Meals, Inc. of Tucson, AZ.