Nena Janette Pearson Ramsay
Nena Janette Pearson Ramsay
Nena Janette Pearson Ramsay was born May 15, 1939 to Allen Earle and Versa Marie Pearson of Alvin, TX. Janette went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2019.
Janette grew up in Alvin, participating heavily in school and church activities. After graduating from Alvin High School in 1957, Janette attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX where she was active in choir and the Tri Delta sorority. At Southwestern, Janette met her future husband, Charles R. Ramsay. They were married in 1958. Janette and Charles moved to Austin, TX where Charles completed his law degree and they welcomed their first child, Jan Marie.
They later moved to San Marcos where Janette completed her BA degree at Southwest Texas State University and their family grew with the births of Julia Laura and Charles R.
Janette was very active in the family business, A.M. and Charles Ramsay Insurance and became a successful real estate broker. Despite severe health issues, Janette remained active, helping her husband achieve the office of State District Judge, as well as volunteering in the community alongside her mother-in-law, Laura L. Ramsay.
After a divorce, Janette’s life took another turn. She gained new independence and strength in her life as a single woman. Always a people person, Janette had many friends and loved each one as if they were family. She was smart, an exceptional businesswoman, fun to be with, and could hold her own with the best of them.
Janette’s beautiful home on Burleson Street in San Marcos became too much of a burden for her to care for as she grew older. She sold her home and built her “casita” on the Blanco River and moved to Wimberley. Ever the survivor, Janette, with the help of family and friends, rebuilt her home after the devastating flood of 2015 and she lived there until her death.
Janette was preceded in death by her parents, Earle Pearson and Versa Pearson Connally and brother, Allen Earle Pearson, Jr.
Janette is survived by daughter Jan Ramsay Stark and son-in-law, John, daughter Julia Ramsay New and son-in-law Dwayne, and son Charles R. Ramsay and daughter-in-law Rebecca. She is also survived by her sister, Diane Pearson Pollard and brother-in-law Dan.
Janette’s survivors also include 11 grandchildren, Mason Stark and Jack Stark, Jenna New Ventura and husband Kevin, Jarret New and fiancé Holly Trimble, Laura Beth Ramsay, Charles R. Ramsay IV, Theresa Ramsay, Clara Ramsay, Bella Ramsay, Patrick Ramsay, and David Ramsay. She is also survived by one great-grandson, Bridger Ventura, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and lifelong special family friend, Estela Miranda.
Janette was one of a kind. She was strong, tough when she needed to be, loving, and most of all fun. She will be missed.
A memorial service honoring Janette’s life will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on March 31 at 3 p.m. A reception will be held at St. Mark’s immediately following the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to St. Marks Episcopal Church, 3039 Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, Texas 78666.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, TX, 512-353-4311.