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SFCC Margaret Anne (Sr. Peggy) Ramsden


1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
SFCC Margaret Anne (Sr. Peggy) Ramsden Obituary
Margaret Anne (Sr. Peggy) Ramsden, SFCCMarch 16, 1948 - July 18, 2018Sr. Peggy succumbed suddenly to a virulent form of pulmonary fibrosis complicated by pneumonia, at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, surrounded by her family members. Born in Oakland, California, she came with her family at age 1 to Long Beach, and grew up in Belmont Heights. She graduated from St. Anthony's High School in 1966, and from Cal State Long Beach in 1971. In 1986 she received a Master's Degree in Religious Education from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.Sr. Peggy joined the Sisters for Christian Community (SFCC) in 1971. Along with other parish ministries, she began doing Canon Law (Catholic Church law) work, particularly annulment work, with the Tribunals in San Bernardino in 1976, in Anchorage, Alaska in 1984, and in Toronto, Canada in 1990. In 1992, she received her Canon Law (J.C.L.) - degree from Saint Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. Beginning in 1993 she served as a Collegial Judge in San Antonio, Texas, and then returned to Southern California in 1999 to serve as a Collegial Judge with the Diocese of Orange. After her retirement in 2016, she continued her work as a Canonical Consultant to several Tribunals. She was a member of the Canon Law Society of America. During her years in the Diocese of Orange, Sr. Peggy also gave her time and talent to several Catholic community organizations, including Beginning Experience, Cursillo, and Magnificat.Sr. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Anne D. Ramsden and Harold D. Ramsden, both of whom passed away in 2008. She is survived by her siblings, Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Ramsden Saenz (Alex), Carol Ramsden Koppenheffer, and David D. Ramsden, and her nephews Joseph Koppenheffer and Thomas Saenz. A Vigil will be held on Monday, July 30 at Brown Colonial Mortuary, 204 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, with the viewing from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and the Vigil at 7:00 pm. The Requiem Mass will be Tuesday, July 31, at 11:00 am at the Sacred Heart Chapel at the Mother House at St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia St., Orange. The Rite of Christian Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery, 4400 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, with the reception thereafter at Grace First Presbyterian Church at 3955 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Retirement Fund for Religious: National Religious Retirement Office Website: retiredreligious.orgP.O. Box 96988 Washington DC 20090-6988 Please sign the guestbook at presstelegram.com.Brown Colonial Mortuary Gerran Brown (714) 542-3949
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 27, 2018
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