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Betty Ramsey


Betty L. Mickel Ramsey passed from this life quietly, peacefully and with great dignity at her home on Sunday, March 26.

Betty was the devoted and loving wife of the late Charles B. Ramsey with whom she celebrated 58 years of marriage. Her parents, Forrest and Anna Callen Mickel, her daughter, Judith A. Stokes, grandson Bryan D. Miller and her sister, Jeanne Crider, also preceded her in death.

Devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Betty is survived by her daughter, Pamela L. Miller, spouse of David Miller; son-in-law, Paul M. Stokes; four grandchildren, Todd Holmes, Amy Billy, wife of Michael Billy, Julie Fox, wife of Richard Fox, and Jessica Lidle, wife of Ashley Lidle; eight great-grandchildren, Alexis Fox, Lindsey Holmes, Ricky Fox, Anthony Holmes, Nicholas Holmes, Andrew Billy, Ezra Billy, Piper Lidle; a nephew, Dennis Crider and last, but certainly not least, her adopted grandson, Jon Goodhart.

Betty was born in Altoona on May 4, 1922. She graduated from Altoona High School and called Londonderry Township home for 63 years. She served as secretary of the Londonderry Township Senior Citizens with whom she enjoyed numerous day trips throughout Central PA.

Betty’s life was joyous, made complete thanks to frequent visits to Stone Harbor, N.J. with family, watching her growing family enjoy their home’s swimming pool under the ever-vigilant eye of husband/lifeguard Charlie, watching the GSN Network, playing handheld computer games and watching her favorite movie, Gone With The Wind.

Throughout her 94 years Betty especially enjoyed the seasons of spring and fall although she never liked the thousands of fallen leaves that littered her homestead. Betty’s favorite color was pink and her family will remember gifts from her late husband Charlie were always that color.

Chicken potpie and cranberry salad from Karns, lemon delight and goulash were Betty’s favorite foods. She always enjoyed having fresh flowers in her tidy and comfortable home, but especially liked gardenias, Lilies of the Valley and tulips.

The immediate family has scheduled private services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homestead Hospice.