George Elmer Ramsey left this world in the early hours of Wednesday, June 2, 1999 to be with his family and friends in Paradise. Cancer took his body, but his spirit will live forever.
Born July 30, 1929, in Alabama City, Alabama to George Marion and Ida Mae Gaylor Ramsey. Served in the U.S. Army, and in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged from active duty, he settled in Anniston, Alabama to raise a family and begin a career as a Master Dyer at Tape Craft Inc. where he worked until coming to Utah in June of 1970 with his wife and five sons to be close to the influence and lifestyle that Utah provided. Elmer retired from the U.S.P.S. after many years as a Special Delivery Messenger in Salt Lake City. He was currently employed at Nature's Sunshine in Utah County. Elmer was always friendly and had a smile for everyone he met, and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. He married Jane Helen Haddock on Oct. 10, 1951, in Gadsden, Alabama. Marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They were later divorced. Later married Sylvia Baker Dunn. Elmer was living in Provo, Utah at the time of his death.He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; her children: Cynthia Portlock (Thomas), Stephen, Michael, Deborah and Marie Dunn. Also survived by his five sons: Steven E. Ramsey (Dianne), Dr. Keith P. Ramsey (Alaina), Barry A. Ramsey (Louise), Mark G. Ramsey, and Phillip D. Ramsey (Edna). Also by his sisters Margaret (Lucy) Harbin, Tressie Henderson and Vera Lee. As well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews in Utah and Alabama.
Funeral services for Elmer will be Sat., June 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Lakeside 2nd Ward Chapel, 2580 W. 200 South, Provo, Utah. Friends and family are invited to the viewing one hour prior at the chapel. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Funeral services provided by Wheeler Funeral Home, Springville, Utah.