Dr. Ethelaura Hare Ramey, 95, of Buna, Texas, passed away on May 29, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. A private burial will follow at Jett Cemetery in Orange.

 

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

 

Born in Orange, Texas, on October 26, 1923, she was the daughter of Clarence William Hare and Edna (Peveto) Hare. In her earlier years, Ethelaura taught at elementary and secondary levels at many school districts in the state of Texas to include: Cove, Orange, Trinity, Groveton, Lancaster, Houston, and Cleveland. She went on to work at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas as a Full Professor and served as the Certification Officer, Head of the Department of Education, and the Director of the Division of Education. Ethelaura later worked at Texas A&M at Corpus Christi as a Full Professor and served as the Certification Officer. She retired after 40 years of teaching and administration. Ethelaura was a well-educated and accomplished woman and earned an Associate’s Degree from Lamar State College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University, a Master’s of Education Degree from the University of Houston, and a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Houston. She was the first woman born in Orange County, Texas to obtain an earned Doctorate Degree. Ethelaura was involved in and held multiple offices of several organizations including: Texas State Teacher’s Association, Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Textbook State Committee, National Education Association, National Supervisor’s Association, American Childhood Association, Orange Education Association, American Association of University Women, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Texas Association of College Teachers. She was also listed in Who’s Who in Education in 1970. In Ethelaura’s spare time, she loved to play bridge, read and entertain people. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Edna Peveto Hare; her grandparents, Laura Willey Peveto and Colan Monroe Peveto; her son, Richard George Ramey; and her sister, Myra Wanda Coffman.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Patrece Ramey; her beloved adopted daughter, Reina Atkinson; her nephews and niece, Dr. C. S. Coffman III and wife Diane, Charles A. Coffman, and Nan Coffman Moore and husband Craig; and her great-nephew, Dana Coffman.