Alta Lorraine Ramsey passed away on July 18, 2020 in Casper, WY at the age of 90 years. Joy, as she was always called, was born in Burns, Oregon on September 14, 1929 to Lyle Geist and Maude Holman Geist. The family moved to Cody, Wy, then settled in Evansville, WY for her school years.
Joy was married to Ralph W. Ramsey on May 23, 1946. She served as an election judge in her precinct and was active in the Odd Fellows as a Rebekah. Joy became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1970, graduating top in her class. The couple retired to Tuscon, AZ, where they met old friends and made many new ones. Joy enjoyed working on family genealogy, crocheting, doing crafts and caring for her beloved animals and family.
Joy was proceeded in death by her husband, Ralph, a half-brother, Lyle Geist Jr., a half-sister, Vivian Geist Rich, two grandchildren, Rae Marie and Jerod Warren, and her great-granddaughter, Nicole Buchanan. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Harden and Gaileen Crowell, both of Casper, a half-sister, Renee Brinster of South Dakota, 2 grandchildren, Ryan Harden and Ashley (Ed) Harden Buchanan, and three great-grandchildren, Dante, Patrick and Hallie Buchanan, all of Casper, WY.
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