Rona was the widow of Ilan Ramon, Israel’s first and only astronaut, who died in 2002 when the Columbia space shuttle re-entered earth after completing its mission in space. Six years after his death, their eldest son, Assaf, was killed in a military plane crash. He had followed in his father’s footsteps to become an IAF fighter pilot. Rona established a foundation in memory of her husband and son and gave counsel to others who were coping with tragedies. She is survived by three children.