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Regina Cram

November 13, 1922 - June 21, 2008

Regina Wilhelmina Cram (nee Honsa) passed away Saturday June 21st in Hendersonville, NC.

She was the widow of Wilford F. Cram. She was born in Kincaid, Saskatchewan, Canada the daughter of Francis X. and Anna (Meersman) Honsa and reared in the mid-west.

Reggie, as she was known, attended the University of Illinois and married Richard Sporrey who died in WWII. Later in WWII, she met and married Wilford Cram and settled in Fort Collins, CO where they reared three children.

She was active in her community and at St. Joseph Catholic Church, living in Fort Collins until 1980. After 1980 they enjoyed traveling in their RV and also lived in CA and AR until Wilf’s passing in 1992.

She is survived by her son, Richard Cram and wife Betty of Hendersonville NC; daughter, Carol Courcy and husband Paul of San Luis Obispo CA; son James Cram and wife, Joan Thomas of Denver CO. Also surviving are a grandson Peter Cram and wife Beth and their children Annabelle and Jacob C; granddaughter Vanessa Cram and husband John H. Byrd III and their son, Joseph all of NC. (Another Byrd baby is due in Aug.) She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Jane Rees of MI and Patricia Burris of Iowa; three sisters-in-law, Jean Honsa of MA, Helen Honsa of CA, and Jean Honsa of IL and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob J. Cram in 1997; her three brothers, Francis Jr, Henry, and Thomas and both brothers-in-law.

She will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Riverside, CA next to her husband Wilford.

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