Coralyn Ann Searl Ramos, 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26th at her residence in Newman. She and her late husband Lewie lived at their home on Hills Ferry Road in Newman for over 65 years.
Mrs. Ramos was born in Albany, California and raised in Patterson, graduating from Patterson High School in 1950. The same week she graduated from high school she turned 18 and was finally given permission to marry her beloved late husband, Lewis Albert Ramos, on June 18, 1950.
Ann, as she was known to friends and family, was a homemaker, a Girl Scout Leader for over 20 years, a long-time active member of the Orestimba Presbyterian Church, Life Member of the P.T.A. and a member of the Newman Historical Society. Family histories were particularly important to her and she was proud to be a member of the Mayflower Society, tracing her lineage from John Howland and Elizabeth Tilly, who were passengers on the Mayflower. While her mother is credited with extensive family genealogy research Ann learned from her, published several genealogy books and added to the collection of historical information.
Mrs. Ramos is survived by her four children, Ron (Shari) Ramos of Newman; Roxanne (Budd) Fox of Ontario, California, Russell (Teri) Ramos of Newman; and Robert (Monica) Ramos of Modesto; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Lewis, in 2017 and by her oldest son, Randy, in 2018.
The family hopes Ann is dancing with Lewie to their favorite Big Band sounds. Her tenacity will forever be cherished and missed.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 13th at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Newman. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 14th at Patterson District Cemetery in Patterson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14th at Orestimba Presbyterian Church in Newman.
Donations may be directed to: Orestimba Presbyterian Church, 1107 Kern Street, Newman, CA 95360; or: Orestimba FFA, 707 Hardin Road, Newman, CA 95360; or: T.O.S.C.A., Post Office Box 18, Newman, CA 95360.
Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Newman.