Olus Cox Ramsey
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OLUS COX RAMSEY 95, a resident of Espa¤ola, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014. She was born March 24, 1918 in Palco, Graham County, Kansas. Olus was the sixth of seven children born to R.Z. Elwood Cox and Lillie Johnson Cox at Palco, Kansas. When she was approximately the age of 8 or 9, the family migrated to New Mexico by way of Colorado and settled near the community of what is now Los Ojos in Rio Arriba County. Olus attended high school in Olden, Texas, graduating as Salutatorian of her class on May 24, 1935. That same year she married T.J. Ramsey at Abilene, Texas. The Ramsey's moved back to Rio Arriba County and made their home there until 1945 when they moved to the Espa¤ola Valley. Olus was a housewife until 1957 when she found employment at the Los Alamos Hospital for a year then worked as a lab technician at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Olus retired from Los Alamos in April in 1977 and became self employed as a building contractor. From 1977 to the late 1990's she built new houses and remodeled existing homes. She was preceded in death by her parents and all her siblings. Olus is survived by her sons, Jack C. Ramsey (Sherril), Dean D. Ramsey (Dianne), Tom C. Ramsey (Margaret); niece and caregiver for the past 2 ½ years, Dolphine Subosits and her daughters, Linda Saladrigas and Tawny Basino; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two great-great granddaughters; four nieces; one nephew and numerous great-nieces and nephews. Cremation is being planned and services will be announced at a later date. Olus lived life on her own terms and died at home in the care of those she loved. Vaya Con Dios Olus and happy trails to you. The family of Olus Cox Ramsey has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espa¤ola Valley. 505-747-7477 - www.devargasfuneral.com

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014.
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August 1, 2014
Jack, Dean and Tom, I still remember your mom giving us mohawks and all the great times we had at your house, playing on the hill across the road. She will be greatly missed. She was a great friend to our family and probably my mom's best friend. I am in Corrales for the summer, and I looked your mom up online. Drop me an email and let me know how you all are! donthompson@aol.com
Allan Thompson
March 7, 2014
My grandmother was indeed, as Randy indicated, the real deal! She was one of the most steadfast, adventurous, forward thinking individuals I have ever known. Being part of her clan is an honor and a blessing and she will undeniably be missed by many.
Dawn Ramsey
February 23, 2014
This woman was a hero to me. She gave me an amazing place to paint at a rent I could afford. She remained a friend long after I left Santa Cruz. When I came out to her as a gay man, she was completely accepting. Her long and interesting life was full of generosity. She made a real difference in my life by giving a young artist a place to begin.To her family, I`m sorry for your loss but happy you had such a life of integrity to help guide you. She was the real deal.
Randall Tipton
February 23, 2014
Olus was wonderful and incredible. I lived in Chimayo and knew her from my friend Randall who lived in her Cuarteles house on the hill. She was a real hoot with a loud laugh that was great! So sorry for your loss but boy, seems like she was great into her 90's. I wouldn't expect less from her.
George Zarolinski
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