On June 1, DPS troopers said Shawn Marie Ramon,30, died following a head-on collision on I-44 just before one that afternoon.
Ramon was headed north when for unknown reasons she crossed into the median and then went into the southbound lanes where she was hit head-on by an SUV. Ramon was ejected and was pronounced dead on the scene.
“We miss her. We miss her every day. I don’t think we’ll ever get over her,” said Angie Ibarra.
Ibarra and Kendra McAdoo are former co-workers of Ramon, and will never, ever forget that day, they’d already planned to go for a run.
“And so I told Angie we’re not going to run. We’re going to go to that wreck,” said McAdoo.
The two drove to the scene, but a law enforcement official suggested they go to the hospital.
Shortly after leaving the scene they realized Ramon had not survived.
“It was like we had a moment, and then, we just like: Oh my gosh,” said Ibarra.
In November, Ibarra and McAdoo were among those who came together to remember their friend and support her husband and two sons.
In an effort to provide financial and emotional support. McAdoo said she wanted to help organize some type of benefit.
She said her boss, Wichita County Tax Assessor Tommy Smyth, suggested a fish fry.
“We’re going to do a fish fry, and I’m like: No. We are not going to do a fish fry. That’s not going to turn out good. The parking lot is full. The chairs are completely full. I mean, this is bigger than we ever imagined,” said McAdoo.
“Couldn’t be happier, could not be happier,” Smyth said.
“A very stark reminder of someone who we lost that we all liked and loved,” said Smyth.
And while it’s hard to acknowledge Ramon is not there, they still can gain comfort from one another and from Ramon.
“She will forever be in our hearts. Really,” said Ibarra.
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