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Theda Estelle Ramey


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Theda Estelle Ramey Obituary
Theda Estelle Ramey, 97, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Bingham Memorial Hospital. 
Theda was born Sept.15, 1919 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ivan L. Tanner and Caroline Buttcane Tanner.
Theda was a lifelong resident of Blackfoot and told tales of riding to school in a sleigh. She attended and graduated from Blackfoot High School.
On Dec. 7, 1937 Theda married Glenn Jacob Ramey in Blackfoot. Glenn preceded Theda in death on April 29, 1986.
Theda had worked as a bookkeeper for Tanner Equipment and also bookkeeper and veteranarian technician for Dr. Hyrum Kershaw and Dr. Glarborg. She also worked as a relief mail carrier on a motor route and volunteered as a hostess for many years at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen's Center.
Theda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her free time, she enjoyed listening to music, reading and playing the piano in her early years. Theda was a professional seamstress and made her family's clothing and was trusted to make many wedding dresses.
She is survived by her son, J. (Kay) Ramey of Blackfoot; daughters, Beverly (Richard) Salisbury of Blackfoot, Carolee (Glenn) Christiansen of Lava Hot Springs; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Caroline Tanner; husband, Glenn; brothers, James and Earl Tanner; and sisters, Opal Wheeler and Glenell Jackson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Hawker Funeral Home. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Groveland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com. 
Family suggest donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Center or the Primary Children's Hospital.
Published in The Morning News on Dec. 28, 2016
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