In loving memory of Maryjane Tereski Ramsaur: 1938-2023 


Maryjane Tereski Ramsaur, 85, of Morton, Washington, passed away in Morton on Nov. 5, 2023. Maryjane was born May 17, 1938, in Seattle, Washington, to Fred Tereski and Ethelyn (Obrien) Tereski. Maryjane graduated from Centralia High School and attended Centralia College. Maryjane married her sweetheart, William Howard Ramsaur, in Centralia Aug. 24, 1957. 

Maryjane worked in the elementary schools as a teacher's aide when her kids were in school, to be close to her kids. Maryjane and Bill owned Harriet Goff's Lingerie and The Clothes Closet in the early 80s in downtown Centralia. Maryjane really enjoyed painting, crafts, knitting and cross stitching. She would sell her items in consignment stores in Colorado. If you were lucky enough to get one of her pieces, she always initialed the back and dated them! Maryjane really enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. They were hard to keep track of — they were always on the go. They settled in Colorado for 20 years and then as they aged moved back to the Harbor to be closer to their daughter and other family members. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Ramsaur; her father, Fred Tereski; and mother, Ethelyn (Obrien) Tereski. 

Maryjane is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Steve Bickar) Buzzard, of Hoquiam; sons, William Howard "Bill" Ramsaur Jr., of Ocean Shores, and Stephen (Joyce) Ramsaur, of Victoria, Texas; grandchildren, Jenilee (Scotty) Ray and Lacey Buzzard, both of Chehalis, Becky Godden, of Bailey, Colorado, and Stephanie (Steve) Sharp, of Victoria, Texas; and numerous great-grandchildren. Maryjane is also survived by her sisters, Carol (Tereski) Glanville and Donna (Tereski) Turner, both of Mill Creek; and brothers, Fred Tereski, of Centralia, and Harold Tereski of Chillicothe, Missouri.

Maryjane’s family will host a celebration of life in the spring of 2024 at a date and time to be announced later.