George William Ramsey
February 13, 1930 ~ September 25, 2022
Born in Pontiac, Michigan, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Maureen Ramsey (Proffitt)
January 13, 1930 ~ October 12, 2020
Born in Manchester, England, passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
George and Maureen began their life together while George was stationed in England with the United States Air Force. Married October 3, 1951, they moved back to the United States shortly thereafter. During George’s military career they traveled and were stationed in several places. Maureen received her Certificate of Naturalization in April 1966 while they were stationed in Waverly, Iowa. In 1967 they moved to their new assignment in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the rest of their lives, they called Colorado home.
George retired with the rank of Master Sergeant from the USAF. He was a dedicated airman, musician and avid collector of many things. George was dedicated to his “continued education” and earned numerous awards and medals throughout his military career. After retirement from the Air Force he continued to work as a civilian for the military. He loved his coin, pen and watch collections. He also enjoyed his assembly of musical instruments. George loved a good thrift store find and enjoyed the thrill of the hunt even more! He was an amazing storyteller and enjoyed good company.
Maureen-wonderful wife to George, made a beautiful home and cooked every meal for him, she made him a priority every single day. He always said he would rather have her cooking than go to any restaurant. She enjoyed teaching at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. Maureen loved crafts and made beautiful clothes for hundreds of children, her needlework was impeccable. She even sewed Barbie clothes for little girls to enjoy! She took great pride in her work and it showed. It was a true gift to receive baby clothes from her.
During George’s military career they traveled and were stationed in several places. They had numerous godchildren and were considered Aunt Maureen & Uncle George to many their entire lives. Aunt Maureen would make and purchase gifts for countless children the entire year. At Christmas time, she would beautifully wrap each and every gift, then together they would load it all up and deliver to every family, it took a few weeks.
They were a wonderful example of life and love and invested not only in each other, but in other people throughout their lives. Maureen loved her English tea and George was always ready for a glass of scotch with a splash of water. He also loved his sweets. True soul mates, married 69 years at the time of Maureen’s passing, they cherished and put each other first in all of their thoughts and actions. They leave behind many people who loved and cherished them, each with their own special memories of time spent with them. They are both together again and their remains rest at Shrine of Remembrance, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A nicheside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Columbarium of Meditation, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.
This Obituary Has 3 Condolences
Steve Young13 Oct 2022
The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for MSgt Ramsey’s service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley SFB at 720-847-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley SFB RAO
Ethel Pettersch4 Dec 2022
A very special couple.
william Franklin15 Feb 2023
We were truly blessed with their love and support. On our second and last assignment to Fort Carson the Ramsey’s became welcomed 2nd surrogate parents. Visiting Geo over libations with a splash of scotch would lead to guitar playing and music appreciation!! He was my signature and voucher for the AL Kaly Shrine. We shared vacation trips together. Thanks for love and caring. Will see you again someday. Lots of love, Alan Franklin