Estelle Ramey

September 12, 2006

The New York Times Obituary.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ramey decried sexist comments and situations that treated women as less than fully human. She felt very strongly about how little, if anything, it took to extend a helping hand to someone else in a way that could really make a huge difference in their lives. As she wrote in her book called Letters to our Grandchildren, “If I could leave you with any advice, it would be to speak words of caring not only to those closest to you, but to all the hungry ears you encounter on your journey through a cold world. Stop on the mountain climb to bring all those less lucky, less agile or well endowed. It will make the view even more beautiful when you get to the top.”