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In Memory of

Ramona Carol Chadwell

March 30, 1943 - May 16, 2017

Obituary


Ramona Carol Roper Chadwell went home to be with the Lord May 16, 2017. Mona was born March 30, 1943 to Roy and Minnie Roper. Mona was the third of six children which included her brothers, Don, Rex and Roy "Chuck" and sisters Barbara and Sharon.

Mona and her siblings were raised in Clovis where she graduated from Clovis High School. Mona later married Nelson Chadwell and had three children, Jeff, Christine and John. While raising three children Mona earned her Bachelors degree from San Francisco State and her Masters degree in social...

Ramona Carol Roper Chadwell went home to be with the Lord May 16, 2017. Mona was born March 30, 1943 to Roy and Minnie Roper. Mona was the third of six children which included her brothers, Don, Rex and Roy "Chuck" and sisters Barbara and Sharon.

Mona and her siblings were raised in Clovis where she graduated from Clovis High School. Mona later married Nelson Chadwell and had three children, Jeff, Christine and John. While raising three children Mona earned her Bachelors degree from San Francisco State and her Masters degree in social work from Fresno State. No small feat considering she was also working full-time as supervisor with child protective services. Within months of her 2002 retirement from Tulare County Mona knew she had much more to give children in the area which is when she founded Family Builders Foster Care, Inc. The agency grew to include offices in Visalia, Fresno, Hanford and Porterrville. Although her career with the county was something she was very passionate about the opening of Family Builders lit a fire like no other. When it came to Mona wanting to add services for the children in her charge there was no stopping her determination. She truly loved what she did and as such never fully understood how many children and families she had impacted.

Mona is preceded in death by her father, Roy Roper, mother, Minnie Roper, ex-husband, Nelson Chadwell and sister, Sharon Zakrzewski. Mona is survived by her sons, Jeff and John Chadwell and daughter, Christine (Jim) Haze. She is also survived by the greatest gifts her children ever gave her who will forever miss their Nana, Kelly, Allissa, Kari, Kristi, Tanner, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Shelby, Victoria, Chloe and Jacob as well as 7 great-grandchildren with 2 more arriving soon.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, May 22nd, 10:00 am at Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia followed by graveside services at Fresno Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made in Mona's name to Family Builders Foster Care tutoring program 6500 S. Mooney Blvd., Ste. B, Visalia, CA 93277

Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.