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Marthellen Ramsay Obituary – CO

Marthellen passed away with family by her side on March 11, 2013. She was born on July 16, 1920 in La Junta, Colorado, grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, and graduated from Lakewood High School in 1938. She then attended Colorado State University, or as she affectionately called it Aggies, where she was active in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. It was at CSU where she met Larry Ramsay, a veterinary student, and they married in 1942.

After graduating from CSU, they lived together in various locations, including Pueblo, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming, until settling in Lakewood, Colorado in 1955 and opening the Ramsay Small Animal Hospital in Englewood. They raised four children in Lakewood and lived in the same house for the next 45 years.

Marthellen was a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother. As well as an experienced seamstress, quilter and cook, all with a truly serving heart. She was a substitute teacher in the Jefferson County schools using her home economics degree.

In 2000, she and Larry moved to Loveland to be closer to family. Larry passed away in 2001 after 59 years of marriage.

Marthellen stayed busy as a member of the First Methodist Church, volunteered twice a week at the House of Neighborly Service for over eleven years, and was a PEO member for 67 years, the last twelve in the Loveland HP chapter. Her favorite times were with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially in Breckenridge, Colorado, her second home and special trips to The Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Ramsay DVM. She is survived by her brother Jack Ticen of Aurora, her daughter Marte Lauther of Colorado Springs, sons Scott and wife Marcy of Bozeman, Montana, David and wife Karen of Fort Collins, and Rob and wife Barb of Loveland, Colorado. She was affectionately called ‘Durnda’ by her nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services Friday at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Loveland. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to House of Neighborly Service or PEO, Chapter HP Scholarship Fund in aid of Allnutt Funeral Service.

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