Donald Jess "Don" Ramage

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March 4, 1927 ~ June 5, 2014

Donald "Don" Jess Ramage, 87, of Vancouver, WA, passed away June 5, 2014. He was born March 4, 1927 in Portland, OR to Blanche and Melvin Ramage, but he grew up in Ridgefield, WA.
After graduating from Vancouver High School in 1944, he served as a radioman in the Navy during WW II.
Upon returning to the states, Don met and married Norma Jeanette Blackford, known as "Ricky" to most. They shared 58 years of marriage and had three lovely kids. Ricky passed away in October 2006.
He enjoyed simple pleasures of gardening, fishing, painting, pinochle, and dancing with his lovely wife Ricky.
Don will be forever remembered by his children: Bonnie Lawson, Jack Ramage and Steven Ramage; by his dear sister, Wanda Brooks; his four grandkids: Michael, David, Erin and Elisha Ramage; by his caring in-laws, Kathy Ramage and Larry Lawson; along with other friends and family whom were blessed to know Don.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate the life of Don at his memorial on Mon., June 16th, 2014, 3:00 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Vancouver, WA.
Flowers are gladly accepted at EMG or a donation may be made to the Fourth Plain Church of the Nazarene.
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on June 11, 2014
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