Regina Cram

November 13, 1922 - June 21, 2008
Regina Cram

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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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  • July 15, 2008
    Jack Howell says:
    I am one of the twin sons of Wilf's beautiful sister Shirley who died in 1940. We have certainly lost touch, but have fond memories of Reggie. I was struck by the size of your family, wow. Love Jack.

  • July 03, 2008
    Carlos and Ann Salaber says:
    In fond memory of my Aunt Reggie, sister of my father Thomas Honsa. We will miss you Reggie and pray for you!! Love Carlos and Ann

  • July 03, 2008
    Kimberly Croteau says:
    I wish to extend my most sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends whose lives were touched by Regina's presence in this world. I am a friend of Richard's and although I never personally knew Regina, I can say that I can feel her essence surrounding me through the world of the formless. May her beauty & grace shine on forever in the garden of your hearts. Much compassion & love to you all as you grieve the loss of beloved Regina as you came to know her during her time on earth. With deep sympathy, Kimberly Croteau

  • June 29, 2008
    Victoria Bartlett says:
    Carol, Dick, and Jim---Seeing your mother's obituary on the Coloradoan's website brought back a flood of memories. Not only did our parents (I'm Dick and Dorris Johns' daughter) socialize together but we did too. Seems like families did more things together back then, adults and kids together. Or maybe I'm getting nostalgic in my "old age" and watching my two grandsons. No matter when it is, losing a parent leaves an emptiness but like me, I know you have lots and lots of fun, loving memories to always keep. Bless you all.

  • June 26, 2008
    Richard S. Cram says:
    As you are again formless immersed in that Love, I truly ask for forgiveness as I forgive you. Each of our stories are only our made up identities that we chose to act out. We are the same in the likeness of God. Thank you for being my greatest Teacher.