Ramona was born on May 18, 1936, to Edward and Lenora Ringing Shield in Rosebud, South Dakota. Ramona was raised in Bad Nation, SD and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic Boarding School in Springfield, South Dakota in May 1955.
Ramona married Martin Sidney High Rock on October 5, 1956. From this union five children were born. Bonnie Black Feather of Winner, SD; Ronald High Rock Sr. of Aberdeen, SD; Shirley Groskruetz of Minneapolis, MN; Brenda High Rock of Winner, SD and Lonnie High Rock of Rapid City, SD. Ramona has 22 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Ramona worked as a CNA at the Winner Regional Hospital in Winner, SD, a training officer at the Winner School District, as a coordinator with Family Planning, but her favorite job was being an excellent caring and loving mother and wife. She was proud to say she was a homemaker because she was so good at it.