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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:00 pm | Updated: 2:05 pm, Wed Jun 5, 2019.

Dr. Ethelaura Hare Ramey, 95, of Buna, Texas, passed away on May 29, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas.

Funeral services were held June 3, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. A private burial followed at Jett Cemetery in Orange.Visitation was held prior to the service at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange on Oct. 26, 1923, she was the daughter of Clarence William Hare and Edna (Peveto) Hare. In her earlier years, Ethelaura taught at elementary and secondary levels at many school districts in Texas, including Cove, Orange, Trinity, Groveton, Lancaster, Houston, and Cleveland.

She went on to work at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas as a full professor, and served as the certification officer, head of the Department of Education, and director of the Division of Education. Ethelaura later worked at Texas A&M at Corpus Christi as a full professor and served as the certification officer. She retired after 40 years of teaching and administration.

Ethelaura was a well-educated and accomplished woman, and earned an associate’s degree from Lamar State College, a bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Education degree from the University of Houston, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Houston. She was the first woman born in Orange County, Texas to obtain an earned doctorate degree.

Ethelaura was involved in and held multiple offices in several organizations, including Texas State Teacher’s Association, Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Textbook State Committee, National Education Association, National Supervisor’s Association, American Childhood Association, Orange Education Association, American Association of University Women, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Texas Association of College Teachers. She was also listed in Who’s Who in Education in 1970.

In her spare time, Ethelaura loved to play bridge, read, and entertain people. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Edna Peveto Hare; her grandparents Laura Willey Peveto and Colan Monroe Peveto; her son Richard George Ramey; and her sister Myra Wanda Coffman.

She is survived by her daughter Patrece Ramey; her beloved adopted daughter Reina Atkinson; her nephews and niece, Dr. C. S. Coffman III and wife Diane, Charles A. Coffman, and Nan Coffman Moore and husband Craig; and her great-nephew, Dana Coffman.

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