Joyce Elaine Ramerman

July 07, 1953 - March 14, 2017

Joyce Elaine Ramerman

July 07, 1953 - March 14, 2017


Joyce Elaine Ramerman, age 63, of Bellingham, WA passed away surrounded by family and friends early in the morning on March 14, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born on July 7, 1953 in Seattle, WA, the daughter of Allan Ramerman and Grace Brink Ramerman.
Joyce was a shining light to all who knew her. Quick to share a smile or a joke, she touched the lives of all she met. She worked at Western Washington University for almost 30 years in various roles, staying dedicated to her job, and enjoying her coworkers and her “kids” who frequented her store. She cherished time with family and friends, loved playing cards or board games, grabbing milkshakes with her dear friend Marianne, needlepoint, and her cat Millie.
She is survived by her two children Alieca (Matt) Prendergast, Karl (Pauli) Johnson, her 5 grandchildren Aiden, Austin, Madison, Owen, Trace, her brother Gerald Ramerman, and her sister Beverly Leeper.
A celebration of life will be held at Woodstock Farms in Bellingham, WA on March 24, 2017 at 1:00pm.
Condolences may be sent to Moles Farewell Tributes in Bellingham, WA.

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13 responses to Joyce Elaine Ramerman

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  1. Ciara says:

    Joyce was my coworker for 3 years at Western. She made working there a joyful place. I remember how often I would come in early and just chat with her. It was easy to talk to her about everything in my life because she was so open with hers. You could see how much she cared about other people. I wish we could’ve shared another gin and tonic. Rest In Peace, Joyce.

  2. Tina North says:

    My thoughts are with your family today. I was a student at Fairhaven and often stopped in and chatted with Joyce when she was working. She was sharp, witty, and sweet. I’m sorry to hear of her passing, she will be missed.

  3. Paula says:

    So glad I got to know Joyce during my two years at Fairhaven College. What a blessing. My condolences to her family and loved ones.

  4. Gina Lynch says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

  5. Leah Wood says:

    Joyce probably wouldn’t remember me, but I sure remember her. She was working in the Fairhaven Commons when I was a Freshman at Western, and I used to buy coffee from her every morning before heading to class. I was having a really difficult time during my Freshman year- I didn’t feel like I had a lot of friends, I wasn’t inspired by my classes, and was on the verge of dropping out. Every morning Joyce would joke around with me and check in to make sure I was doing okay, and even let a few cups of coffee slide when I was short on cash and hadn’t been paid yet. There were days when that was the only positive interaction I had. Things got better, I’ve been graduated for almost three years now, and am now working as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia. I’ve wondered if I would’ve made it through that year without Joyce ‘s kindness and dry humor every morning. I was just one of many students to her, but that small interaction every day made a difference.
    I’m really sorry for your loss; Joyce was truly wonderful and well-loved by her students. Your family is in my thoughts.

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