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Ida Florence Ramos
April 16, 1915 July 11, 2010
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Ida was born in Turlock to Manuel and Lena Furtado.  She met her husband, Cliff Ramos and married in 1933.  Ida and Cliff bought their first house, located at 406 N. Denair Ave., where they built a swimming pool and opened it up to family, friends and the neighborhood.  Many people still remember her from those days and the generosity she extended to the people around them. Before leaving Turlock she worked part-time at J.C. Penny’s and Puccinelli’s Packing Company.  During those days she was a member of the Turlock Horsemen’s Club, and Eagles Aux. Ida and Cliff moved to Hayward in 1956, and she became a self-taught bookkeeper for their retail meat business named C.R. Meats and located in Oakland.  While in Hayward, she belonged to the Eagles Auxiliary (holding several offices), Fuchsia Club, Western Whirlers Square Dance Club, and a bowling group. On her return to Turlock in 1998 she became involved in New Comers Club and Native Daughters of the Golden West, holding several offices in those organizations. She also joined another bowling group and was still bowling at the age of 87.  The Western Whirlers Square Dance Club evolved into the Western Whirlers Boat Club when all the couples went together and leased property at Lake Tulloch. Next to her family, which she loved dearly, she loved to spend time at her cabin that was built in 1963. Traveling was another great love of Ida’s. She traveled all over the world visiting some places twice. She loved reading, exercise, and being with her family. She also had a great love of flowers — wild flowers, roses, just about any kind, but her favorite flower was the sunflower.  The sunflower reminded her of her childhood growing up on a 20-acre farm where she helped milk the cows and work in the fields. Her family will always remember her for her sense of adventure, her kindness and her generosity.
Ida is survived by her children, Jean (Don) Costa of Turlock, Robert Ramos of Oakdale, Beverly (Ed) Fernandes of Modesto, Maria (David) Rocha of Hayward; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Ramos; her daughter, Elaine Johnsen; son-in-law, Marvin Johnsen of Turlock; sisters,  Agnes Ramos and Mary Logan; and brother, Joe Furtado.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16 at Allen Mortuary. A mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17 at All Saints Catholic Church, 4040 McKenna Dr., Turlock with burial following at Turlock Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Aid Society of Northern California, 2501 McHenry Ave., Ste. E, Modesto, CA 95350-3257 or the American Cancer Society at 1604 Ford Ave., Suite 8, Modesto, CA 95350.
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