Winona Ramey Barrineau
January 29, 1933 – September 4, 2020
Winona Jane Ramey Barrineau, 87, passed away peacefully at Landon Ridge Senior Living in Sugar Land, Texas on Friday, September 4, 2020. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas on January 29, 1933 to Donald Alvin Ramey, Sr. and Jane Evelyn Elizabeth Bessell Ramey.
She was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School, Class of 1951 and worked as a clerk at Nabisco and Harris County, and as a nurse at Methodist Hospital, but her great love was as the proprietor of her antique store. She could make or repair anything and her craftsmanship was second-to-none. Winona’s pride and joy was the Victorian doll house that she built from scratch. She even made the furnishings and included small touches like linens in the drawers and extra wallpaper stored in the attic. She loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed playing games.
Winona is survived by her brother, Don Ramey, Jr., her sons, Richard “Dick” Rogers (Myriam) and William “Greg” Thacker (Judi), her step-son, Allan Barrineau, her step-daughter, Rebecca Chappell, her grandchildren, Jennifer Rogers, Diana Rogers, Christy Monsour (Jackson), Katy Hilgenfeld, Tristan Thacker (Katelynn), Charise Thacker, Sirena Thacker, David Chappell, Alyssa Barrineau, and Reece Barrineau, and her great-grandchildren, Jack Monsour, Joey Potcner, Quinn Monsour, Alieah Castaneda and Brooklyn Thacker. Winona was preceded in death by her husband, George Allan Barrineau, her daughter, Sherri Jane Rogers Hilgenfeld, her son, Wegner Gantt Thacker, and her brother Richard “Ken” Ramey.
The memorial service will be held at Earthman Southwest Funeral Directors, 12555 S. Kirkwood, Stafford, Texas 77477 on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00 am. To view a live Streaming of Winona Barrineau Memorial Service go to Earthmansouthwest.com and to Winona's Obituary, click on that and it will show you were to see the live streaming, or go to our face book page. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of her husband, George, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Winona Ramey Barrineau
September 18, 2020
We have many wonderful memories of spending time with Winona and George. She was always so welcoming. We enjoyed playing cards and mahjong and doing the crossword puzzle with her. She could speak knowledgeably about pretty much any subject; she was so well-read! We were so, so lucky to be able to spend time with her.
September 17, 2020
I have SO MANY memories, but the best ones are as a child growing up. She was always there, caring for Sherri and me. There were the difficult times when she pulled something from thin air when she had nothing - she worked so hard and sacrificed so much for us. I remember the times that I did things that displeased her and how upset she would be with me. Now with many years and experiences behind me, I realize just how very difficult those years were. Yet, she was so loving and fun! Those were VERY GOOD times!