Martha Kanowis McGowan Ramsey

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Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Martha Kanowis McGowan Ramsey

Fort Worth - Martha Kanowis McGowan Ramsey died peacefully in Fort Worth, Texas after a battle with COVID Pneumonia on February 4th, 2022. She was born on January 13, 1936, in Tampa, Florida to Lynnar and Eunice McGowan; the oldest of five siblings.

Martha was raised in Tampa where she was part of a radio show that featured country music and of which she was a regular performer. She had a lifelong love of music and could sing, play the guitar and mountain dulcimer.

She moved to Texas in 1977 and lived in Mason County and Erath County over the past 45 years. Her work life included Sears, Kmart, and Pecan Valley MHMR. Her last job was the one she loved the most which was being the cook at the Pontotoc café. She enjoyed the rural life and was especially fond of dogs and Texas Bluebonnets. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, cooking, genealogy and decorating cakes. She was an avid reader. Martha loved the towns of Mason and Lingleville. Its people, and town were very important to her.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Cheryl Ramsey, her brothers, Quay McGowan and Juan McGowan, a granddaughter, Abigail Braswell, and her dog, Cooper.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Braswell, son, Perry Ramsey and wife Lilian, daughter Pamela Campbell and husband, Tommy. She has five surviving grandchildren, Rosemary Ramsey, Anna Ramsey, Nathan Braswell, Shane Campbell, and Sarah (Campbell) Tucker and five great-grandchildren, a sister, Nila Fay Newton, brother, Gary McGowan and wife Louise and sister-in-law, Joyce McGowan, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Pontotoc Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her by making a donation to the Alzheimer's association, The Jane Goodall Institute, or the Mason County Courthouse restoration.

Posted online on February 22, 2022

Published in Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Obituaries in Stephenville, TX | Stephenville Empire-Tribune

Martha Kanowis McGowan Ramsey

Martha Kanowis McGowan Ramsey

Fort Worth - Martha Kanowis McGowan Ramsey died peacefully in Fort Worth, Texas after a battle with COVID Pneumonia on February 4th, 2022. She was born on January 13, 1936, in Tampa, Florida to Lynnar and Eunice McGowan; the oldest of five siblings.

Martha was raised in Tampa where she was part of a radio show that featured country music and of which she was a regular performer. She had a lifelong love of music and could sing, play the guitar and mountain dulcimer.

She moved to Texas in 1977 and lived in Mason County and Erath County over the past 45 years. Her work life included Sears, Kmart, and Pecan Valley MHMR. Her last job was the one she loved the most which was being the cook at the Pontotoc café. She enjoyed the rural life and was especially fond of dogs and Texas Bluebonnets. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, cooking, genealogy and decorating cakes. She was an avid reader. Martha loved the towns of Mason and Lingleville. Its people, and town were very important to her.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Cheryl Ramsey, her brothers, Quay McGowan and Juan McGowan, a granddaughter, Abigail Braswell, and her dog, Cooper.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Braswell, son, Perry Ramsey and wife Lilian, daughter Pamela Campbell and husband, Tommy. She has five surviving grandchildren, Rosemary Ramsey, Anna Ramsey, Nathan Braswell, Shane Campbell, and Sarah (Campbell) Tucker and five great-grandchildren, a sister, Nila Fay Newton, brother, Gary McGowan and wife Louise and sister-in-law, Joyce McGowan, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Pontotoc Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her by making a donation to the Alzheimer's association, The Jane Goodall Institute, or the Mason County Courthouse restoration.

Posted online on February 22, 2022

Published in Stephenville Empire-Tribune