OBITUARY for Lucille Ramsey Workman
August 5, 1922-August 31, 2023
Austin, Texas—Lucille Ramsey Workman, our loving mother, grandmother, and dear friend was born on August 5, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah to her parents, RossJames Ramsey and Leone May Williams Ramsey. She passed away peacefully inAustin, Texas on August 31, 2023 having just recently celebrated her 101st birthday.
She was the fourth of five children and was the magnet that drew them all together including their children. She cherished her family and looked forward to each moment spent in their company. Babies were her favorite and she had the ability to calm a fussy baby and help each little one feel loved. She grew up near Liberty Park and graduated from East High School in 1939. She shared many fond memories of time spent with her brothers and sisters. She often shared about the time her brother Walt took her to the Garden Gate Ice Cream store where he bought her the first malted milk she’d ever tasted.
Lucille met the love of her life, Harley Workman, when she went to a church dance where her father was playing in his orchestra. She was 14 years old and wrote that night in her diary: “I’m in love…at least I think I am.” She married Harley in the Salt Lake Temple on October 12, 1939 at age 17. They were married for 69 years before Harley passed away on October 19, 2008.
Lucille loved adventure and learning about new things. She and Harley traveled to every state in the United States and all across Canada in their motorhome. She loved to read and write and kept a detailed journal of her experiences. She never found a dead end that she didn’t love and often would remark, “We never would have seen this if we hadn’t found this dead end.”
For over 30 years, Lucille worked as an Executive Secretary, most of them at Industrial Supply Company. She could take shorthand and use a typewriter at lightning speed. Those who worked with her loved her cheerful attitude, work ethic, kindness, and competence.
Lucille’s hands were always busy. She did beautiful crocheted work and needlework and enjoyed giving head rubs and back rubs, so sitting by her was the most coveted spot. She always had a book to read, especially historical fiction. Loving nature and being active, Lucille loved winning foot races and doing anything active even into her late 90s. She exercised regularly at the Sports Mall and enjoyed swimming, even up to the last few months of her life.
Into her 90s, Lucille worked as a docent at the Utah State Capitol giving tours to visitors. She would often find someone that would like to take a short ride to see the canyons and share stories of the area. One of her greatest talents was that she genuinely loved people and listened to them. This trait of genuine charity and unconditional love made her a favorite with almost everyone she met.
Lucille was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and regularly expressed her gratitude to her Heavenly Father for the great life that she had experienced and for the wonderful family and friends that she had.
While living with her daughter, Cheryl, and son-in-law, Keith, in Austin, Lucille continued weekly trips to the temple where she loved doing ordinance work. During her lifetime, she served in the Sunday School, Young Women, and Relief Society.
Lucille is survived by all of her five children: H. Ross Workman (Kaye); Gary Lee Workman; Cheryl (Keith) Davis; Patricia Jones Horton (Joe); Michael Dee Workman. She has 23 Grandchildren; 69 Great-Grandchildren; and many Great-Great-Grandchildren. Many of them know their “Mimi” because she lovingly connected with them and they love her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ross James Ramsey and Leone May Williams Ramsey, and all four of her siblings: Walter Ross Ramsey (Helen); George Milton Ramsey (Charlotte); Jean (Kenneth Clark); Geraldine (Wayne Carter).
Funeral service will be held from 11:00-noon on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Memorial Mountain View Cemetery Chapel at 3115 Bengal Boulevard, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121. Viewing will be from 9:30-10:45 at the Memorial Cemetery Chapel. Burial will be next to her beloved Harley.Service Information
Viewing September 30, 2023 at 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery 3115 Bengal Blvd. Cottonwood Heights, UT 83121
September 30, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery 3115 Bengal Blvd. Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121