Helen Ramby

01/03/1924 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 06/16/2020
Time: 6:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 06/17/2020
Time: 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


The family of Helen Ramby will celebrate her life of 96 years at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Helen passed away on June 12, 2020, in Ft. Worth, Texas, after an eleven year battle with Alzheimer’s. In support of the health of our community, the seating is limited due to the social distancing requirement set by Governor Abbott. The service will be live-streamed and be available for thirty days on this page. You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy by selecting the icon.

Helen Montgomery Ramby was born to Victor Hope Montgomery and Ethel Moore Montgomery on January 3, 1924, in Estancia N.M. on the family farm.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Archie Kaye Montgomery and her husband Pfeiffer Ramby.

Helen was a lifelong Methodist and was always very involved with all church activities, including singing in the choir. She had a beautiful voice and was asked to sing on many occasions. She was a state officer for the United Methodist Women Texas for many years.

She worked for years as a legal secretary and worked at the Lubbock County Law Library as her final job.

She loved the mountains and would go camping and fishing any time she could.

Helen loved her family and was always up for a trip to visit any of them. She was known as Big Mama to most of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren but also as Burr to some.

Helen always had a smile on her face and saw the world through rose-colored glasses. We will all miss you, dearly. Rest in peace.

She is survived by her sisters Joan Simnacher of Tucson, AZ, and Jean (Bob) Allen of Lewiston, ID. Her daughters Carolyn Owen (Ronnie Milner) of Katy, TX, and Margaret Ketchum of Ramsey, MN. Her son David Ramby (Lesa) of Lubbock, TX. Nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to either the Alzheimer’s Association or United Methodist Women at www.oakwoodmethodist.org/donate select United Methodist Women from the dropdown menu.

Celebration of Life


3 thoughts on “Helen Ramby”

  1. I have so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always had a smile! Prayers and hugs to all of her family. May God comfort you during this time.

  2. Dave and Debbie Ernst

    What a wonderful neighbor and friend, Helen was to us. She has fought the Alzheimers battle for a long time. Bless her sweet little heart. She is at peace now, but we will all miss her. Blessings to all of the family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace sweet Helen.

  3. Nina Katrina Simnacher

    I will always remember my dear Aunt Helen with her sparkling personality and joie de vivre! I had so hoped to be able to see her again. I know she is at peace and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.

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