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Mamie Beatrice Rambin Calmes

DIAMONDHEAD, MS - Mamie Beatrice Rambin Calmes was born September 10, 1930 in DeSoto Parish, LA. Mamie was the 10th child of 13 children of Robert E. Lee Rambin and Seawillow Flores.

She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Stanley R. Calmes, son, Vaughn Jordan and wife Stephanie of Oscar, LA, daughter, Dianne Calmes of Diamondhead, 3 granddaughters, Lynsey and husband Chris Gwin of Baton Rouge, LA, Amy Dabadie of Oscar, LA, and Callie Rodgers of Diamondhead, a great-grandson, Miles Gwin, 3 sisters, Mrs. J.B. (Ramona) Guillory, Lafayette, LA, Mrs. Fred (Nell) Clark of Natchitoches, LA, and Mrs. John (Jeannie) Chamberlin of Rambin, LA, and an abundance of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In 1972, she retired from Southern Bell as the first female executive assistant in the Engineering Department in Baton Rouge and moved to the MS Gulf Coast to begin a new career. Mamie was co-owner and co-manager of Mr. Money Finance Co. in Gulfport with branches in North Biloxi and McComb, Gulf South Mortgage, Gulf South Insurance, and Search and Save Furniture.

She served on the boards of the Harrison County Mental Association and the Harrison County Cancer Society. A champion golfer, she was Gulf Coast Womens Golf Association president, 1985-86, Net Champion 1995 and 2000 and Senior Medalist 1997 and 2000. At Pass Christian Isles Golf Club, she was Womens Club Champion 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991 and club president in 1991. At Diamondhead Golf Club, she won the Achievement Trophy in 1979 and 1987, the Senior Club Champion 1998, and Super Club Senior Champion 2000-04.

Pallbearers will be her niece, Susan Kidder and Mamie's golfing sisters, Brenda Smith, Patti Dicke, Ellen Titus, Kris Hunstad, and friends, Sandra Wahl and Holly Smith-Pawlik. Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews, Ray Chutz, Carl Chutz, Clay Chutz, Chaney Phillips, Matt Philips, and family friends, David Hughes and Mike Gibbens.

Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 pm at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 9113 Kiln DeLisle Road, Pass Christian. The funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Diamondhead, MS, where friends may visit from 10 am until 11 am.

Interment will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Pass Christian.

An online guestbook may be viewed at



Published in Shreveport Times on January 18, 2010


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