MARGARET ELAINE "ELLY" HUMPHREY RAMEY
June 4, 1943 ~ February 24, 2017
Elaine "Elly", 73, passed away on February 24, 2017. She was born on June 4, 1943, in Vancouver, WA to Myron and Margaret Jones. Elaine grew up in Vancouver and attended Vancouver schools.
In 1962, she married Roy Humphrey and they later took over her parents shoe shop in Vancouver. Roy passed in May of 1998.
Elaine loved being a school bus driver and loved working for the Evergreen School District and later, the Wenatchee School District. She loved hauling firefighters and transporting tourists in the Denali National Park during summer breaks. Elaine loved crafts, such as rock painting, making dream catchers and beading. Crosswords were her favorite pastime. Elaine's most favorite place in the world was the ocean beach, especially, Long Beach. Elaine loved her pets, Nikki, Buddy, and Molly.
In July of 2003, Elaine married Howard Ramey and soon purchased their home in East Wenatchee, WA. She soon found the love in being in the outdoors accompanying Howard Christmas tree hunting, camping, RV'ing, rock hounding, placer gold mining, metal and gold detecting.
In 2006, Elaine had to give up working due to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, which caused her to lose her drivers license. When her hubby retired in 2009, she found herself snowbirding in their 5'ver to Arizona in the winter months. Elaine was diagnosed with early stage Dementia in 2011. This terrible disease soon robbed her of all her wonderful memories, all the things we take for granted.
Elaine is survived by her brother, Milton of Vancouver; husband, Howard; sons, John Humphrey of Troutdale, OR and Paul (Tracey) Humphrey of Vancouver; mommies daughter, Margaret "Jeannie" (Shawn) Tidd of Vancouver; step-sons, Eric (Judy) of Wenatchee and Matthew "Matt" of Chelan, WA; step-daughter, Stephanie (Dale) of Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harvey; and soul sister, Lymira.
Two outdoor celebrations of Elaine's life are planned when it's sunny and the flowers and birds are about. One will be held in the Wenatchee area, date and place will be posted in Elaine's guestbook by April 1, 2017.
Elaine's other celebration of her life will be held in Vancouver on June 4, 2017. Location will be posted in The Columbian newspaper guestbook by the middle of May.
Elaine's family would like to thank all who helped in her care, but especially Bobbi and Jayson of Dore' Haven Adult Family Home for their personal, loving care and all those of Confluence Health Home Hospice for their loving care, especially Barb.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Epilepsy Foundation,
or Wenatchee Humane Society.
Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA.
Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook's at www.telfordschapel.com
Telford's Chapel Of The Valley
711 Grant Rd
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 12, 2017