Richmond, VA – Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Rich Anderson issued the following statement in honor of the passing of Mary Ramey:
“The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and Republicans everywhere mourn the passing on April 5, 2021, of a great American and Virginian, former Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) President Mary Ramey.
“Over the course of many decades, President Ramey left an indelible mark and a lasting legacy of leadership on her Commonwealth and party. She served a memorable and productive term as VFRW President from 1984 to 1986, laying the foundation for a viable and energetic VFRW that endures to this day.
“In addition to her active leadership in VFRW and RPV, she served from 1983 to 1988 as a professional staff member to then-United States Senator Paul S. Trible. She was a political appointee from 1989 to 1993 in the United States Department of Agriculture Senator. She also worked until 2006 at the Air Force Association, the professional organization of the United States Air Force.
“Most notably, President Ramey had the distinct and historic honor of seconding the nomination at the 1984 RNC National Convention in Dallas, TX, of President Ronald W. Reagan for a second term as President of the United States. In that role, she brought great honor to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“Mary was truly a friend and ally of Republican candidates and incumbents everywhere, to the VFRW, and to our great Republican Party of Virginia. We mourn her passing and send our sincerest sympathies to her children, Robert Ramey, Kathleen Ramey Beasley, and Laura Ramey Stopper, as well as her beloved grandchildren Sarah, Ryan, and Nicole.
“We thank the entire Ramey family for sharing Mary with us for so many years, and we celebrate the life of leadership and service that she most nobly led.”