Ramona King Bingham is celebrating her 90th birthday with her family and friends next Saturday, July 13, 2019. Ramona was born to LaVere and Leora Wiser King in Lewiston, Utah on July 13, 1929, where she grew up.
She is the mother of Carolyn (Paul) Losee, Layton; Nancy (Wayne, deceased) Christenson, Smithfield; Craig (Geraldine) Bingham, Paradise; Kevin Bingham, Amalga; Linda (Jay) Larson, Smithfield; Mark (Patty) Bingham, Smithfield. She has 31 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
She lived most of her life on a dairy farm in Amalga, Utah. After her children were raised, she moved to Logan, Utah, where she currently lives. She worked at USU in Admissions and Records for several years and then at the Logan LDS Institute, where she retired after 25 years.
She loved to travel and toured China, Tibet, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Israel. She also visited many places in the United States, including some LDS Church History sites.
Two weeks after retirement she was called on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints in the Washington DC South and then served another mission at the Church Office Building, Joseph Smith Memorial, and the LDS Historical Archives. She has served the Lord all of her life in every auxiliary. She was a gifted teacher who taught the Gospel Doctrine and Relief Society lessons with her special spirit and testimony. Her testimony has never wavered and is priceless to her.
A friend asked her once which child was her favorite. She replied that she didn’t have a favorite, that she loved all of her children equally! And that she does, with the perfect love a parent has for their children. She loves and enjoys her grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.
Mom has many talents that she has enjoyed throughout her life: singing, gardening, needlework, and painting. Her beautiful art work adorns each of our homes. She still has her delightful sense of humor, loves a good joke or story. We are grateful to still have her in our lives.
Family and friends are invited to her birthday party on Saturday, July 13th at the LDS Chapel at 660 W 200 N Smithfield, Utah. (Turn west on 100 N at the light in Smithfield.) Your presence will be the best gift she could ask for.