Rosemarie Gutliph


Rosemarie Gutliph, 67, most recently of Walton, passed away at home Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 following a long illness.

Born on Feb. 28, 1955 in Glens falls, Rosemarie was the daughter of Roderick Hillis and the late Margaret Murphy Hillis.

Rosemarie graduated from South Kortright Central School in 1974 and was the first woman to graduate from the Northern Catskills Occupational Center Automotive program. Rosemarie had a love for driving truck and started her career with driving truck with her father, Roderick. 

She married Terry Ramp who she met through driving truck. They had a son, Shannon M. Ramp who predeceased her in 2002.

Rosemarie is probably best known locally for all of her years driving for LeFever’s Excavating, Inc. in Bovina. Everyone looked for her coming in the big yellow LeFever’s dump truck that had the “Rose Bud” bug deflector and hot pink antenna.

Rosemarie enjoyed many things in life but her favorite things included being a grandmother to Owen and Layla, fishing, and driving the chase vehicle for the Worn & Weathered, LLC motorcycle club.

Rosemarie is survived by her daughter Jessica, her grandchildren Owen and Layla, her father Roderick Hillis (Phyllis), her sisters Debra Peterson (Otis), Lisa Alleyne, Laurie Wehmeyer (James), Stephanie Hillis (Mary), Amy Reinshagen (Charlie), and Julie Sechrist (William); her nieces and nephews Lyndsey, Kevin, David, Devon, Adam, Kyra, Brandon, Tyler, Matthew, and Jordyn, and many other loved ones including Tim Gutliph, Adam and Amanda Condon, Janet Hillis Tuttle and Bill Tuttle, Audrey Thorington, Keith Dibble, Kathy Lee and her children Ashley Scobie and Zachary Haverly, Nate Jamieson, Paul Jurgens, Tim Pitt, her family at LeFever’s Excavating and so many more.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Rosemarie Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Delhi American Legion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Rosemarie may be made to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753. 

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