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Edward Lafayette Ramsey

Obituary for Edward Lafayette Ramsey

June 16, 1930 - June 25, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 88

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Edward Lafayette Ramsey, 88, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 25, 2018 peacefully in his sleep.

Edward was born in Monte Ne, Arkansas on June 16, 1930. He was the 7th of 8 children born to Bura D. and Edward Ramsey, being the last survivor. Edward was married to Janet Burleigh on August 14, 1960; they were married 58 years. Edward is survived by his wife Janet, and son Kenneth Marsh Ramsey, his wife Judi, and 2 grandchildren Natalie and Paige; many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Edward was raised in Paris, Texas moved to San Antonio and to Houston where he attended Sam Houston High School. He then entered his career in the Air Force at the age of 16 where he rapidly rose in the ranks to First Lieutenant. In 1960, he and his wife moved to Austin Texas, where he enrolled at the University of Texas graduating with a degree in Political Science. He was actively involved in politics for many years in which he assisted many city and state level elected officials. He then became a homebuilder and developer under the name Tramco Builders.

His passions in life were golf, jogging, and football and especially, the Westlake High School Football Program, so much so that for 25 years he attended all games and even most of the practices.

Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018 at Weed-Corley-Fish, 3125 North Lamar, Austin 78705. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Burial will follow at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, 2800 Hancock Dr., Austin 78731.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Austin Hospice, which was so incredibly helpful in his last days, or a charity of your choice.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Austin Hospice, which was so incredibly helpful in his last days, or a charity of your choice.

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3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
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