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Barbara Jeanne Ramey went to be with the Lord March 21, 2020. Barbara was born March 29, 1941 in Ontario CA. Her parents moved to Brawley when she was 2 years old. She attended Ruth Reid, Barbara Worth, Brawley Union High School graduating in 1959 and Chapman College earning a Bachelor's Degree of Education in 1963. After college she came back to Brawley and began her teaching career. She loved teaching 4th graders so from the time she began until retirement 40 years later she was blessed to have taught more than 1,200 4th grade children at Oakley and Phil Swing Schools. She was the kind of teacher that encouraged her students both in and out of the classroom, school by day and cheering them on at their sporting events by night. She always tried to make her students feel they were special. Her love of teaching inspired several family members to become teachers. Barbara loved the Lord with all her heart and was a member of the First Christian Church of Brawley for 76 years. Throughout the years at the church she was a Sunday school teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and held various positions on the Board. Her faith was so important to her that she began Sunday morning by driving around and picking up all of her nieces and nephews to ensure they attended Sunday School. She was also a member of Brawley Christian Women's and held a position on the Board. She loved the time spent with all the ladies of the group. Barbara loved being with her family whom she was very proud of. She also loved cruising around town in her car. She always planned her daily drive so that it took her past all her family members and friends' homes, it was her attempt at ensuring everyone was ok. Barbara was a giving person; it didn't matter who you were if she heard you had a need she was there to provide assistance. She silently assisted many families in her church congregation and over the years she made it possible for many youth to attend church camp. Barbara was a blessing in so many ways, a loving sister and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong friend to many. We know the Lord will continue to have her be an angel watching over us all from heaven. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Irene Ramey; sister, Diane Erwin; brothers, Robert, Darrell and Richard Ramey; nephews, Darrell Ramey Jr., Richard Ramey Jr. and Mark and Joe Floyd; niece, Terri Otero Buschkamp (Ramey). Barbara is survived by her sister, Mary Anne Floyd; nieces and nephews, Tackett, Chalupnik, Floyd, Roper, Hooper, Ryerson, Witt, Rock, Donnally, Ramey, Sancineto and Erwin. In respect of the current government restrictions we are sorry to say services will be private.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Mar. 29, 2020.
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May 18, 2020
Dear family, friends, students, and teachers, Miss Ramey was dedicated to her community, her church, and family. She was a gifted and caring, generous person. I had the opportunity to spend the day with her dear friend, Iras Kidwell, and her principal, Mr. De Anda. We were in the bus to Disneyland as a student service reward. The rapport and easy banter between the three and all of their students was very enlightening for me. Pets, teams, older brothers and sisters, etc. were asked about with intetest. Questions were asked, what were you reading, how is your 4H project coming along? I always looked up to Miss Ramey and Ms. Kidwell as mentors, but even more so after witnessing their love for their students and respect for the principal in charge.
Mrs. Yturralde
April 14, 2020
So Sorry to hear of Barbara Jeans passing.
She was a sweet lady with a big heart.I know that Barbara Jean was a great teacher.However I was not lucky enough to have her for a teacher but, she was one of my Sunday school teachers. I will miss seeing Barbara Jean (usually at Vons) Rest in peach Barbara Jean.

Carol Bellenfant Gregory
April 6, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Ramey family. She my 4th grade teacher in 1977 JW Oakkey and she was an awesome teacher thank u and RIP
BC Roque
April 1, 2020
I was a 4th grade student at Myron D. Witter School in Brawley and I remember having a very nice teacher by the name of Ms. Ramey, but not exactly sure if it was Ms. Barbara. She was very sweet and young and looks very much like this beautiful lady. I still have fond memories of that year, and I'm glad for teachers like her that made a difference in my life and in the lives of many 4th grade children of those wonderful years. May you rest in peace, Ms. Ramey. Thank you for your dedication. My condolences to her family.
r a
March 31, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Ramey family. Mrs. Ramey was my 4th grade teacher along with her nephew Robert Ramey in the late 70's
She was very kind & generous woman. She inspired me to read more books she introduced me to author Judy bloom and her books to read as a child.
Gene Davis
March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020
Ms. Ramey was a great teacher that I had (Phil Swing 1995/1996) who inspired me to become a 4th grade teacher. My condolences to her family.
March 29, 2020
Last October at our 60th BUHS reunion Barbara and I reminisced and talked about her upcoming knee replacement surgery. I wished her a quick recovery. We looked forward to our 65th reunion. Im sorry for your Family's loss. Louisa Cardenas
March 29, 2020
RIP Ms. Ramey, you were my 4th grade teacher at Oakley School, you were the best teacher I had, thank you.
Carmen Medina
March 29, 2020
Yvonne Burns
March 29, 2020
Rip miss ramey
Bobby Hodges
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