Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur
HAMILTON – Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur, 58, of Hamilton, peacefully went home to Jesus, Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10 p.m. in her cabin around friends. Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur was born at 6:15 a.m. to loving parents Fred and Mary Estrada on Sept. 30, 1954 in Calexico, Calif. She was a born leader in everything she did from her drill team in high school, regional vice-president for with her independent financial services business and of course the conservative movement here in Hamilton. Mona met Ted Docteur, and he brought her to Darby. They spent 21 years together, and Mona learned to love Montana as much as her then husband, Ted. How her friends will always remember her is her fearless approach to standing for what was right and each person’s God-given sovereignty. It was a privilege to know Mona Lisa Estrada Docteur. Her strength of character, love of God, and passion for personal liberty defined her mission here in this life. In 2008 Mona organized the Bitterroot Valley’s Celebrating Conservatism. This grassroots coalition of everyday folks worked to protect and maintain strong principles of liberty. Her dynamic personality and willingness to mentor leaders inspired other communities to establish similar freedom loving groups.
She is survived by her two older sisters, Cecilia Moons, Olga Valenzuela, her two younger brothers Daniel and Anthony Estrada, many nieces and nephews and her dog Boboh.
Mona was a strong woman of God, meeting weekly with women of faith to minister to each another. Her greatest desire was to glorify God wherever He placed her. She sacrificed time and talents to bless her community through love, education and leadership. To simply describe this spitfire was “Boot decked beauty, packin’ heat and givin’ hugs.” We love and miss you Mona. Let freedom ring and be still and knowing He is God.
Mona left very clear direction on how she wanted her loved ones to honor her life. She only asked each of us to go to God and find out how he wants us to glorify him and then have the courage to do it by following the Holy Spirit as our guide, for that is the legacy she left each of us.
Come celebrate Mona’s life and the life each of us have left to glorify God here on Earth. The funeral services will be Saturday the March 23 at the Assembly of God Church at 1 p.m. Following these services there will be a graveside ceremony at the Grantsdale Cemetery off of Sleeping Child and Cemetery Road in Grantsdale. Immediately following there will be a potluck and barbecue at the Assembly of God Church. All are welcome to this celebration. If anyone would like to contribute they can bring a dish to share. That night to round up the day of celebration we invite you to join us at The Eagles for dancing in Mona’s honor. Thank you to all of you that loved and supported Mona.
Mona we love you we miss you and we honor you for the change agent you were in all of our lives.