Longtime Juneau resident Marsha Ellen Ramsey died Oct. 13, 2007, in Juneau, after a long illness. She was 66.
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Born Dec. 18, 1940, in Seattle, she moved to Juneau in May 1946 with her family and lived in Auke Bay. She resided in Juneau for 61 years.
She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks after graduation. She also attended the University of Alaska Southeast.
She was an accountant for Horton's Hardware in Auke Bay, a social worker for the state of Alaska and a counselor for the city.
She also was involved in the Catholic Church, 4-H Club, Women of the Moose, and Alaska Native Sisterhood.
In her retirement, she enjoyed arts and crafts, knitting, crocheting, beading and traveling.
Her friends remember her as devoting her life to helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David A. Horton Sr. and Maybelle B. Horton, of Auke Bay; sister, Adrienne Horton; and husband, Glenn H. Ramsey.
She is survived by her children with Glenn H. Ramsey, Robert A. Ramsey, of Anchorage, Glenn M. Ramsey, of Juneau, Terri M. Ramsey, of Fairbanks, and David G. Ramsey of South Carolina; daughter with Hugh Noel Grant, Michele E. Grant, of Juneau; grandchild, Patrick M. Isabella, of Anchorage; former husband, Eddie O'Conner, of El Paso, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Deacon Gary and Mary Horton; sisters, Jacqueline Crane and Veronica Withrow; brother and sister-in-law, David A. Horton Jr. and Karen Horton; and many nieces and nephews.
A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Cathedral of the Nativity BVM, 416 Fifth St. Please send flowers to the service.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to an account in her name at Alaska Pacific Bank. All proceeds benefit curing fibromyalgia.