Ellie was born in Southwest Pennsylvania and lived the first twelve years of her life there.  Her parents moved to Rowland Heights, Callifornia in Los Angeles County in 1961.  She has one sister and one brother.  During her first year of college, she met and married Dave Ramsey in 1969.  They have been married 53 years.  The Ramseys moved up north to South Lake Tahoe then settled in Roseville, California and owned an insurance agency for over forty years.

Dave and Ellie have three sons who all live in the Roseville, California area.  They also have 4 grandsons.

Ellie was a banker, loan officer, escrow officer, Realtor, insurance agent and a florist.  The Ramseys retired three years ago and moved to Virginia City Highlands where they designed and built their home on two acres.  Ellie has operated her gift basket business for over 20 years and now works from her home studio.

Ellie has been involved with the American Legion, VFW, Blue Star Mothers, and the Placer Veterans Stand Down. Ellie is very excited to be a member of NSDAR Sierra Nevada Chapter for the last two years, and is honored to serve as our chapter’s Chaplain for the 2022-2024 term.

Her interests include genealogy, wreath-making and other creative projects.