Ms. Adona Anne Ralston, 34, of Burlington died at 7:27 a.m. April 21, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Born March 27, 1978 in Iowa City, she was the daughter of Edwin Jr. and Nanette Ralston Verrips. Gary Hoeppner was her Daddy.
Ms. Ralston received her diploma in computer technology from CISCO. She was a homemaker and believer in many gods. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, book writing, camping, water skiing and boating. She also enjoyed family, children and everyone she met. She loved life.
Survivors include one daughter, Raven Storm Ralston; one son, Gavin Hawk Ralston-Carlson; her mother, Nanette Verrips of Burlington; two sisters, Jessica (Tracy) Williams and Megan (Aloshis Jefferson) Verrips both of Burlington; two brothers, Jason (Stephanie) Dykes and Dustin Dykes both of Burlington; maternal grandmother, Rita Ralston; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Dykes; aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Donald Ralston Jr. and great grandmother, Eunice Davison.
The funeral service for Ms. Ralston will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26th, in Lunning Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Brenda M. Pulley, D.D. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
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Dear Adona, I remember your up-lifting spirit and your beautiful smile. You brought light where there was darkness. I remember the night camping at Dumbbell Lake with you and Raven. The campfire, the laughs and cooking h... more
I remember when Adona was about 12 years old. Adona and my daughter, Shanna, were inseparable. I remember them sharing clothes, spending the night with each other and listening to music and dancing. I remember when Shann... more
Looking good; Adona!
Adona had a great spirit and wonderful perspective on life. She knew how to have fun and loved everyone. I will surely miss her and my positive thought and well wishes are directed to my dear family who is experiencing t... more
I am so sorry about Adona. I don't even know what to say. I am praying for all of you, for strength in this time of sorrow. Adona will be missed & always remembered.
wow all so sudden. shows what happens when you loose touch. Adona will always be in my heart. Memories of her and our families hanging out and growing up together will forever be in my heart and mind. I am so sorry th... more