Deaths: June 23, 2002

June 22, 2002


Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Irene Marqueritte Ramey, 93, of Brawley, who died Wednesday in her home.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in Frye Chapel in Brawley. Pastor Daryl Miller of First Christian Church of Brawley will officiate.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mrs. Ramey was born April, 16, 1909, in San Pedro and attended schools in the Mulberry District as a young girl.


Her family moved to Blythe where she lived until her junior year of high school. She later moved to Ontario where she graduated from Chaffey High School and attended Chaffey Junior College.

She met her husband, Floyd Ramey, in Ontario. They married in 1929 and relocated to the Imperial Valley in 1942 where they raised their family. Mr. Ramey retired as a sergeant from the Brawley Police Department.

Mrs. Ramey retired as a cafeteria worker from the Brawley Elementary School District.

She was an active member of the First Christian Church of Brawley for more than 50 years.

According to family, Mrs. Ramey was a beloved grandmother to her grandchildren and many of the children from her church and community. She enjoyed spending time raising her family, attending church functions and gardening.

Mrs. Ramey was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ramey, in 1983; sons, Robert and Richard Ramey; and grandsons, Joe and Mark Floyd.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Joyce Ramey of Brawley; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Dave Erwin of El Centro; daughters, Mary Ann Floyd and Barbara Ramey, both of Brawley; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren in the families of the Chalupniks, Donnallys, Erwins, Floyds, Hoopers, Oteros, Rameys, Rocks, Ropers, Ryersons, Sancinetos, Tacketts and Witts.


Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in El Centro for Ruth A. Goins, 83, of Louisville, Ky., who died Tuesday in Valley Convalescent Hospital in El Centro.

Bishop Lynn Jensen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside.

Mrs. Goins was born March 22, 1919, in Louisville. She graduated from Louisville Girls High School and immediately joined the work force as a secretary at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

Over the years she worked as an executive or administrative secretary for Radio Free Europe, North American Aviation and Xerox Corp.

Survivors include her son, Stevan Arnold of El Centro; grandsons, Spencer Arnold of Vista, Cord Arnold of El Centro and Patrick Arnold of Manhattan, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Amanda Arnold of El Centro.

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