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Kermit Baxter Ramsey

Kermit Baxter Ramsey, a Prineville resident died Wednesday January 19, 2005 at the Ochoco Care Center in Prineville. He was 80 years of age. Graveside services will be held Monday January 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville. Pastor Jack Collier of the Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.
   Kermit was born the son of George and Euna (Easterly) Ramsey on June 1, 1924 in Pryor,Okla. He graduated from Pryor High School and then enlisted in the Army Air Force. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign and received several citations and awards including; American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and the Overseas Bar. He was also a decorated sharp shooter. He served from August of 1944 through August of 1946.
   On March 4, 1961 in Reno, Nevada he was married to Ann Bloom. They lived in Fremont, California from 1961 until moving to Prineville in 1984. He was a professional truck driver for more than 39 years and in Prineville he owned and operated K.A.T. trucking until his retirement in 1994. He loved the outdoors, especially camping, boating and fishing. He was well known for his Bar B Q's and entertaining family and friends.
   Survivors include: his wife Ann Ramsey of Prineville, two daughters; Terry Ann Ramsey of Prineville and Cynthia and her husband George Grunbaum of San Jose, California; a son Steve and his wife Michelle Ramsey of Santa Rosa, California; a stepdaughter Crystal and her husband Bill Price of Prineville; one brother Verlin Ramsey of California; two grandchildren, two step grandchildren, five great -grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one step grandson and by a stepdaughter Pamela Stuffelbeam. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Prineville Funeral Home.