Betty J. Ramirez, age 82, a resident of Portland, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at Albany Health and Rehab.
Betty was born on July 12, 1940, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of William Roy Morton and Mary (Saldiva) Morton-Gonzalez. He worked for NAAS Foods in Portland and retired from EPC in Geneva. She was a member of the American Legion Post #211 Auxiliary and Portland Moose Lodge.
Her children: Jane Bailey (husband Eddie) – Portland, Indiana
Veronica Wilson – Pasadena, Texas
Jo Ann McCellon – Beaumont, Texas
Her brothers: Walter Roy Morton – Brownsville, Texas
Joe Gene Gonzalez (wife Lucy) – Kansas City, Missouri
Victor Gonzalez – Portland, Indiana
Edward Gonzalez (wife Carolyn) – Florida
12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth McCellon, Jr., a brother William Robert Morton and a son-in-law, Carlos Wilson.
Private memorial services will be held at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Burial will follow at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.
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