Arline Wrba Tramuto, “MeeMaw”, devoted and loving wife of Angelo J. Tramuto, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother went peacefully home to be with her Heavenly Father surrounded by her family on Tuesday, the 7th of March 2017.
Arline was born on February 12, 1926 in Granger, Texas to Arnold and Francis Wrba and graduated from Granger High School with honors in 1943. She moved to Galveston, TX in 1944 where she met her devoted husband, Angelo J. Tramuto of Fredonia, New York, who was stationed there while in the Coast Guard. They were married on July 14, 1945 and moved to Dickinson where they were blessed to raise their four children. They were married for 62 years when he preceded her in death in June of 2007. Arline is also preceded in death by her devoted daughter, Sandra Tramuto Haley and her husband, John, of Houston, TX. from an automobile accident in August of 2004; her sister, Dorothy Rister and husband, Martin; and her parents, Arnold and Francis Wrba.
She is survived by her three children and their families: Son, James A. Tramuto and wife, Jo Ann; James’ twin brother, Robert M. Tramuto and wife Sylvia all of Houston, TX; and daughter, Nancy L. Walker and husband Franklin of Sheridan, TX. She is blessed to have 11 grandchildren: Melanie Jernigan Fleming and husband, Jason, and Brian Jernigan and wife Yoanna; Catherine Tramuto, James Tramuto and wife Emma, Laura Tramuto Goodrum and husband, John, Emily Tramuto Radler and husband, Evan; Lisa Tramuto Crider and husband, James, Robert Tramuto, Jr. and wife, Katie, and Melissa Tramuto Fuentes and husband, Jose; Kristy Knape, and Jason Knape and wife, Kristin. The Lord has also blessed her with 18 great grandchildren:
Ella Rose, Connor and Louis Tramuto; Johnny and George Goodrum; Avery, Olivia and Jacob Crider; Charlie Kate, Davis, Courtney and Brooks Tramuto; Max Fuentes; Kennedy, Abigail and Samantha Knape and baby “Luke” to arrive in April; and Christopher Harris. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Sam Tramuta and sister-in-law, Rosie Aquino both of NY; niece Carol Copeland and husband Rick of Omaha NE and nephew Alan Rister and Greg Armstrong of Dallas, TX.; Nephews Donato Tramuto of Ogunquit, Maine and Bill Vistz of Tampa, FL and nephews; and cousin, Henry Hollubec of Bryan, TX. as well as many more nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Just weeks ago, on February 12th MeeMaw celebrated her 91st birthday with her family and “danced the morning away” at a special brunch and we can only imagine that she is now “dancing with the Lord” in the Heavenly realms and so happy to be reunited with her husband and daughter and family. She had a fall shortly after her celebration and never recovered from surgery. She knew how much she was loved by all her family and her 3 little doggies and that this was God’s perfect timing to take her home. MeeMaw loved life and spending time with all her family especially traveling with her husband to Lake Tahoe every year for 52 years. A smile was always on her face and she looked forward to spending her weekends for the last 10 years with her children and their families at their homes, at her daughter’s lake house and especially loved taking fun trips with her two granddaughters, Kristy and Melanie. These two special “traveling buddies” of hers brought so much joy to her life and shared so many memories together these last few years. They were known as the “Three Amigos”!
A Memorial Service celebrating Arline’s life will be held on Saturday the 11th of March, at 10 o’clock in the morning at Crowder Funeral Home, 851 F.M. 517 W. and Hwy. 646, Dickinson, TX. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:00am. Immediately following family and friends are invited to a reception and barbecue lunch at First United Methodist Church, 200 Fm. 517 Rd. W (1 mile away).
For those desiring, and in lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Arline’s name may be directed to the Texas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Office of Development, No. 5214, P. O. Box 300630, Houston, TX 77230; to the American Diabetes Association, 7670 Woodway Dr. Suite 230, Houston, TX 77063; or to M.I. Lewis Social Service Center, 215 FM 517 E, Dickinson, TX 77539.
MeeMaw will be dearly missed by her loving family and all who knew and loved her, but her spirit and her legacy will live on in each of us.