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Wilma Mae Ream

January 31, 1930 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 89)


Wilma (Billie) Mae Ream

Wilma was born on January 31, 1930 to Thomas and Nellie (Dawson) Hurt in Jefferson City Mo. She died June 12, 2019 in Redmond Oregon. She passed peacefully surrounded by family.  She was the second of seven children.  Her sibling’s first memory of her was when a neighbor boy got smart with her and she hit him in the mouth with her lunch box.  She moved from Missouri to Washington State as a child then on to Prineville. 

On November 13, 1948 she married Archie Ream Jr.  As a newly married couple they lived at Maury Guard Station for a summer.  Archie was on the crew and Wilma cooked for them.  The crew taught her to play poker and was soon sorry they did as she took every dime they had.  Later in life she would use that skill to teach her grandsons how to count playing Black Jack.  They had 2 children Garry and Barbara.  Her home was filled with laughter and good food.

She loved reading, puttering in her flower beds, caring for her extended family and spoiling her dog  Meggie.

Her family would like to thank the wonderful Hari Homestead.  They took care of Wilma for her last 2 years.  The love and caring for her and all of us was amazing. A special thank you to Lydia.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara Pennington, son in law Daren and son Garry Ream. She is also survived by 2 siblings; Sister Imogene and Brother Bradley.   She had 4 grandchildren; Garry’s daughters Kimberly and Natalie and Barbara’s sons Michael and Marcus, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years Archie Ream Jr., parents and siblings Keith, Shirley, Wanda and Clifford.

The family will have a private celebration at a later date.

Please make memorial contributions to Humane Society of the Ochocos.

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