Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gary "Ramie" Corley of Angels Camp

    Gary "Ramie" Corley, son, brother, father, grandfather and fried, died on December 15, 2016 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.  He was 54.

   Born in
San Bernardino on October 5, 1962  his family moved to Angels Camp when he was 10.

    He completed his education and then joined the US Marine Corp in 1980.  While in the Marines, he was stationed in Cuba, Libya and Okinawa, Japan.

   After his discharge from the Marines, he returned to Angels Camp where he later married and raised his two children.  He often described becoming a father as one of his greatest accomplishments.  He never lacked compassion and was a very devoted father and recently, grandfather.

   With a giving soul and a passion for life, Ramie was active in the community, whether raising funds for a new playground, coaching shot put at Mark Twain Elementary or refereeing basketball games at Michelson Elementary where he worked for over 13 years.

    Ramie was also the local Scoutmaster for several years and enjoyed mentoring young kids and encouraging them to spend time outdoors.

   Ramie enjoyed hiking and backpacking and had a love for fishing.  He enjoyed fishing tournaments and always looked forward to an annual camping and fishing trip in Bridgeport.

   A simple man, Ramie will always be remembered for his kind and generous spirit.

   Ramie is survived by his mother Mariana Bacoccini of Angels Camp; brother Eric (Nongrak) Corley of Tahuya, Washington; children Ramie "Buddy" Corley of Sonora and Jessica (Kyle) Johnston of Angels Camp; cherished Granddaughter Hadley Johnston; sister Carmie Vincent of Pine Grove; nephews Jimmy Leary and Ray Corley; nieces Amanda Terry, Biw Supakompanit, and Breeana Corley; great-nieces and nephews, a large extended family and many longtime friends.

  He was preceded in death by his stepfather Bud Bacoccini.

   A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 11 AM at Angels Camp Gun Club.  Burial will be private.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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