Ena Rae Ramon (Valenzuela) born September 19, 1941, peacefully ascended into the spirit world Tuesday July 1, 2014. Her husband, Jose Ramon, and parents Amelia Ericksen and Raymond Valenzuela greeted Ena. She is survived by her daughter Liza Vest, son-in-law Wayne Marcus, grandchildren Shashani Marcus and Mahki Marcus, great-granddaughter Woikima Marcus, sisters Rita Moreno, Carol Aguilar, Marilyn Mumphrey, and many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Ena served her Indian people in the Finance department of Indian Health Service. After 27 years she retired as Assistant Chief of Contract Health under IHS. Upon retirement she cared for her dad Raymond, then husband Jose until their departures. She served on various boards within the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. She sewed traditional clothing and absolutely adored listening and dancing to Chicken Scratch music. She loved the Lord dearly and was very active in the St. Francis church. Our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt was greatly loved and will be missed by all those that were touched by her beautiful smile and warm nature. A wake service will be held on Wednesday July 9, 2014, from 6-10pm beginning with a Rosary at Salt River Memorial Hall, 9849 E. Earll Dr., Scottsdale, AZ. Catholic Mass and burial service beginning at 8am, Thursday, July 10 at St. Francis Catholic Church and Cemetery, 3090 N. Longmore Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. Flowers may be sent to Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480.964.8686.