- January 22, 1923 - May 28, 2016
- Jupiter, Florida
of Leona 's Passing
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“We will never get use to death. But our almigthty heavenly father, helps us to endure. 1corinthians1;3
1 of 13 | Posted by: N Parrish - NYC, NY
“Oh, how the years have passed. With a temporal measure of sorrow, we celebrate her long faithful life and await the Great Reunion.
2 of 13 | Posted by: Tom and Jerri Freeman - Canton, GA
“We joined the Church in 1980 and quickly learned to Love both Leona and Pastor Ralph over the years they became like a 2nd Mom & Dad to us.They both...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Paulette Knudson - Mesquite, TX
“Dear George and all your family, Wishing we could make the trip to the memorial service, but sending you our most heart felt sympathy in Leona's...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jack and Bea Grindell - SC
“So sorry for the loss of dear Leona Ralph, but at the same time rejoicing with the angels in heaven that Leona is with the Lord Jesus!
5 of 13 | Posted by: Joseph Barbaro
“We will miss your sweet smile Leona, but we know that we will see you again! We send our love & condolences to Pastor Ralph & all of the family - we...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon & Jim Timmer - Maumelle, AR
“Bob, Shea, Ryan, Julia, Peyton, Sean,May God bless you with much comfort and peace at this time of loss. You are in our prayers. Your friends,Roger...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Roger/Mary Mac McLean
“What a wonderful lady that was loved by manyLove and prayers for family !
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bettie Prestwood - Amarillo, TX
“It is with sad hearts that we say goodbye, but oh what a day that was when she entered heaven's gates!!! I know there is nothing here to fill the...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Steve & Sherree Forst - Jupiter, FL
“Leona,I have so many fun and fond memories of my high school days at your house. Thank you for your warm hospitality and open door policy. I always...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Ray - Stuart, FL - Friend
“Our relationship with Leona & Pastor George was "adopted children." Leona took us under her wing over 40 years ago when we were here in Jupiter with...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Janice & Don Whitacre - Jupiter, FL
“A beautiful life that came to an end,She died as she lived, everyone's friend.In my heart a memory will always be kept,of Leona Ralph that I loved...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Cyndie Watson Sudnick - FL
“Prayers will continue for God's peace and comfort for the family.
13 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Jo Ray - Columbus, MS
Leona Elizabeth (Bauder) Ralph, born January 22, 1923 to Herman Arthur Bauder and Martha (Thomas) Bauder in New Castle, Pennsylvania, spent her childhood in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. At the age of 13, she met her future husband, George Edward Ralph. They married June 4, 1943 and entered the Gospel ministry in 1945. She served her Lord side by side with the man she loved for over 50 years.As a Jupiter area resident for 44 years, Mrs. Ralph worshipped with the Grace Immanuel Bible Church and served as a longtime employee of First Marine Bank. Mrs. Ralph is survived by her dear husband of almost 73 years – Rev. George Ralph. Her sister Annabelle Bauder McCreery proceeded her in death. Her children Donna Lee Ralph Both (Don Both) of Columbus, MS, Robert James Ralph of Fayetteville, NC, Mark Edward Ralph (Ruth Ralph) of Wayne, OH, and Doris Jeanne Russell (Dan Russell) of Stuart, FL mourn her passing.
Mrs. Ralph is also survived by five siblings: Betty Lou Bauder Vanasky, Julia Bauder Wilson, Samuel Arthur Bauder, Peggy Bauder Price, and William Clifford Bauder. Mrs. Ralph's nine loving grandchildren and eleven greatgrandchildren remember her with love and deep respect.
Mrs. Ralph passed at her residence in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on May 28, 2016. She was 93 years old.
Mrs. Ralph's resonant alto voice, skill on the piano, and general love of music brought joy and encouragement to congregants, to her children, and to her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, any contributions may be given to the Leona Ralph Memorial Conservatory fund at Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida, so needy and talented youth may learn to make that joyful sound flourish.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 3rd, from 2 to 4 pm, and 6 to 8 pm, at Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St., Jupiter. Memorial services will be Saturday, 2 pm, June 4th, at Grace Immanuel Bible Church, 17475 Jonathan Dr., Jupiter. Burial will be held prior to the memorial service at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, FL.