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Dolores Kramme

November 13, 1943 — December 14, 2020


Dolores Jean Kramme had her last family gathering on Dec. 14, 2020 surrounded by her children.  She left this earth peacefully in her sleep.

Growing up with 11 siblings she realized from an early age that family was something you held onto forever.  She gave little to no stock in the material items in life.

Her mother passed when she was 15 years old.  Trying to help siblings she worked many a “Diner job”.  I believe her favorite was TOPS in Windber, Pa.  She always said she loved being a waitress, that’s what she wanted to do the rest of her life.  She believed in free refills and extra plates for the kids at no charge.

However her first real job was carrying a tambourine for the salvation army at the tender age of 12.  Secretly she always thought she had joined a band of gypsies.

She moved to D.C. where she met Clyde Kramme.  He was enlisted in the Army and she was in love with the uniform.  Legend has it he sealed the deal when he stole a deuce and a half off base and took her on her own private tour of Washington D.C.  Her Love for Clyde was an undeniable force of nature.

From D.C. Clyde and Jean traveled West.  They had 4 of the most intelligent and good looking children along the way.  Her new stomping grounds became the highways and byways of the west.  She was there to witness the great expansion of our interstate system.  She didn’t have the good sense to run back to Pennsylvania so she made the best of her life out west.  Running up and down the highways being the best pork chop fryer, greatest momma and Clyde groupie there was.

She had a couple epic car wrecks, loved watching bar fights, smoked a cig or two, drank some beer and taught all her grandchildren how to play blackjack.  If you have the opportunity make sure and ask any one of her grandchildren to recite the birdie birdie poem.  She was a great conversationalist because after all she had a lot of stories.

She went to work as the UPS Lady in Farmington, New Mexico.  She hated the job but loved most of who she delivered to and worked with.  Going to town with her was brutal.  She loved to talk and she knew everyone.  A quick trip to the grocery store turned into a two hour ordeal.

After retiring from UPS she went back on the road with Clyde.  She was his biggest fan and they once again traveled the West and Northwest, chasing work on the pipelines.

It appears the highway was her 2nd love.  Her first love was her family.  She was not above leaving a note for Clyde to inform him she was going to a football game that was 1,200 miles away.  Her grandson had called and wanted to know if she could come to the game.  She was an individual that truly and deeply lived life on a whim and by the seat of her britches.  Always into something our “Lucille Ball” was!

Now get on home “Shorty” or “G-ma”.  Thanks for making life so epic, better than any adventure movie!

Survived by:  Daughter - Jenny (Gink) Kramme-Rogers & Wesley Rogers; Son - Jeff (Jethro) Kramme & Tracy Kramme; Daughter - Jody (Ogan) Kramme & Phillip Reece; Son - Clyde (Bud) Kramme & Odessa Covey; 5 Glorious Grandchildren :  Owen Isaac Kramme (O Schmo), Kyle Kloss Kramme (Kylie Wylie), Jesse Sharp Rogers (Jesse Boy), Kodie Joe Austin (UFB), Dallas James Kramme (Dallie Wallie), Her trusted Dodge (Little Whitie) and a slew of G-ma fans!

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

12:30 - 2:30 pm (Mountain time)

Cope Memorial Chapel- Farmington

404 West Arrington Street, Farmington, NM 87401

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Mountain time)

Memory Garden Cemetery

, Lukachukai, AZ 86507

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