November 5, 1948 - February 13, 2023
Charlaine “Cherrie” Kay Ramsay, age 74, of Minneapolis, passed away February 13, 2023.
Survived by daughter, Jordana; son-in-law, Joel; sisters, Patsy Pearson and Marjorie Liebelt; and countless loving family and friends.
Preceded in death by parents, Harold and Jean Carlblom; and sister, Joann Balken.
Charlaine Kay Ramsay-
Words are never quite adequate enough to describe the depth of a person, yet we still try.
Mom was such a vibrant person; she left an impression on everyone she met. Her life was fascinating to most; having been born and raised in a foreign country, her global travels, her zest for life, her dancing career, her self-made journey of education and success in a male-dominated field of IT. All while single-handedly raising a strong-headed, but loving daughter.
Entertaining was one of her favorite things to do. Her delicious food, avante-garde décor and meticulous eye for detail made everyone’s experience a wholly wonderful one. And one would think at least 10 more people were coming with the amount of food she would prepare. You weren’t allowed to leave until you rolled or floated out of there!
I love that my mom knew my friends, and that my friends adored her. She was present at parties, outings, and vacations with my friends and me. I never knew anything but having my mom ingratiated into just about every aspect of my life. She was my biggest supporter and advocate, always putting me first. No sacrifice was too much for her if it was for me. I am so lucky to have had her for my mother. I was never wont for anything, and I cannot begin to repay her in this lifetime or the next.
She was an amazing soul; loving, accomplished, silly, driven, generous, fun, intelligent, forgiving, understanding, creative, and accepting. I strive to embody those traits and characteristics.
I would love to hear your memories of mom, whether here or in a personal message to me. The messages and stories I’ve received thus far have been of great comfort to me.
In lieu of flowers please make a tribute gift in honor of Charlaine to Como Friends, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul MN 55103. https://comofriends.org/support/donate/
Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Visitation 1 hour prior
Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel
6527 Portland Ave. S.
Richfield, MN 55423