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New district clerk sworn in
UPDATE: UPDATE: A new district clerk is being sworn in. Jane Birge, the longtime assistant to Lolita Ramos, will serve as the interim district clerk until the next election.
District clerk Lolita Ramos was remembered by loved ones today.
Friends say she always had a smile, knew everybody, and everybody knew her.
She served as district clerk since 2002.
Before that, she was the first woman to serve as county clerk in Jefferson County. In this role, she helped pave the way for women in local government.
Hundreds of friends, family, and co-workers packed Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica today for the funeral.
When the service ended, the funeral procession passed by Jefferson County Courthouse where the staff stood outside waiting to say goodbye.
A district judge says Ramos played a huge role in the courthouse and in the community.
Ramos died at 67 years old after battling cancer.
She is survived by her daughter, sister, and other family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like people to donate to the American Red Cross, Girls' Haven, or Boys' Haven.