Ramona Lee Payne passed away in Peace and Grace on Jan. 8, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 10, 1958 to Lee and Colleen (McAllister) Payne. Ramona was raised by her grandparents, Lee and Nellie Payne, of Victor.

She attended school at Victor, first through 12th grade. After graduation she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a law enforcement specialist/military working dog qualified.

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Ramona is survived by her two sons, Lee James (Payne) Smith, of Madison, Indiana and Gary Lee Smith, of Raiford, Florida; and two half-sisters, Geri Ellerson and Leona Fisler of Florida.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 1 p.m., at the Victor Cemetery, Victor, Montana. Pastor John Capen of the Nazarene Church officiating with a reception immediately following.