Norreta Elaine Ramsey, 81 of Gaylord passed away on Tuesday, October 9 at home with her family. She was born in Snover, Michigan on July 4, 1937, the daughter of Clare and Audrey (Philpot) Dorman. Norreta grew up on her family farm in Snover, Michigan with sister Wilma (Robert) Mavis, and brothers Eugene (Peggy) Dorman and Kenneth (Carol) Dorman.
Norreta graduated from High School in Sandusky, Michigan and attended Spring Arbor College. Norreta married Cloyd Ramsey in 1957 and moved to Alpena, Michigan and together they built and operated the Best Western Motel. After several years they returned to Sandusky, MI where they built and operated the West Park Motor Inn, as well as apartment complexes in Sandusky, Deckerville Yale.
In 1990 they moved back up north to Gaylord, Michigan to be near their children and grandchildren. Upon moving to Gaylord, Cloyd and Norreta built and operated the West Park Apartments. Norreta enjoyed helping Cloyd with mowing lawns, cleaning apartments, as well as doing landscaping.
Norreta was very family oriented and spent most of her time with her children and grandchildren. She always enjoyed the babies and rocking them and taking care of them. She was also an active member of the Community of Christ Church.
Norreta was married to Cloyd Ramsey for 59 years and he proceed her in death in May of 2017. She is survived by her daughter Denise (Matthew) Kinsinger, son Timothy (Theresa) Ramsey, six grandchildren, Kelly Kinsinger, Lisa Kinsinger, David Ramsey, Jennifer (Gavin) Babieracki, Julia (Jacob) Armstrong and John Ramsey. She also has two great grandchildren, Ahliya Armstrong and Jaxon Babieracki.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Michigan or the Community of Christ church in Norreta’s memory through the Nelson Funeral Home.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.