Ramona Askew Calarco

August 6, 1958 - December 1, 2021
Ramona Askew Calarco

Ramona Askew Calarco, age 63 of Hampstead, NC, sadly passed away at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare on December 1, 2021.

Ramona was born in Wilmington, NC on August 6, 1958 to the late Alton and Leola Askew.

Ramona is survived by her husband Steven “Steve” Calarco, son John Calarco (Rosalie), daughter Angel Urquhart (Chris), grandchildren Forrest, Lily, Faith, and Chance, her brother Mike Packer, and sister Donna Askew. In addition to both her parents, Ramona is predeceased by her brother Ronald “Ronnie” Packer.

There is a Memorial Service planned for Ramona at Hampstead United Methodist Church on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 11am, with her inurnment to the columbarium immediately following.

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  • December 04, 2021
    Steve says:
    I love you. My heart is broken. I am lost but through your memory and Jesus Christ I will be found. I will see you in my dreams and someday in heaven.

  • December 05, 2021
    Deborah Cribb Basinger says:
    Steve, I was heartbroken when I heard this news. She was definately one of a kind. I am so sorry for your loss. She loved you dearly. I met you the day I I came out to your house and she and I were outside pulling up Monkey grass. She had too much and wanted me to take some home. Ramona was one of the kindest people anyone could meet. We go way back to our high school years at New Hanover high. She will be missed ! Angel, you were her greatest gift. She was so proud of the woman you became. You truly were your Mother's Angel. She loved you more than anything. My prayers are with you all.

  • December 06, 2021
    Dixie Hampel says:
    Steve, we all loved her and are here for you and your family. She was one tough, kind lady and will be missed.

  • December 06, 2021
    Mary Jane says:
    Steve, I remember Ramona vividly, although it has been a long time since we spent time together. She was lovely, kind and so happy as your wife. I am keeping you and the children in my prayers and thoughts in the hopes they will bring you some comfort. You have been stalwart and loving. We are here for you even though we are not close by. Love, Mary Jane

  • December 07, 2021
    John R Calarco says:
    Words fail me at a time like this. I hear your grief. If there's anything I can do, please call me.