Longtime Soldotna and Sterling resident Geneva May Ramsey died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at home. She was 92.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 18, at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Sterling, 35910 Jawle Street next to Big John's. Mark Burdick will officiate. She will be laid to rest at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mrs. Ramsey was born April 19, 1915, in Knierim, Iowa. She later moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., where she graduated from high school. While in Wyoming, she worked as a retail store clerk in Cheyenne. She moved to Alaska in May 1974 where she lived in Soldotna and Sterling.
"Mother was a quiet person who was affectionately called grandma by those who knew her. She loved reading, working puzzles, and loved her family very much," her family said.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Eva Ellis; and husband, George.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Burdick of Sterling; grandsons, Mike Burdick and his wife, Carol, of Sterling, Mark Burdick and his wife, Terri, of Soldotna, and Morgan Burdick and his wife, Mary, of Sterling; great-granddaughters, Jessica May of Granite Falls, Wash., Sara Hondel of Plant City, Fla., and Tabby Stevens of Anson, Maine; great-grandsons, Brian Wendel of Postfalls, Idaho, and Matthew Burdick, Mitchell Burdick and Maxwell Burdick of Sterling; great-great-grandchildren, Symphony Bennett and Orion May of Granite Falls, and Anya Hondel of Plant City.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in memory of Geneva to the Soldotna Public Library, 235 N. Binkley St. Soldotna, Alaska 99669 or a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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