We lost Ona suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
Ona moved to Brookings a short six years ago, as the place she would begin her new life of retirement.
Ona began her career as a surgical scrub nurse for an orthopedic surgeon. She later moved to work for Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., where she spent 19 years as a Quality Assurance Manager.
She was survived by her partner of 16 years, and family of California, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Oregon.
We will miss her.
Submitted by her partner