In Memory

Ramsey Clark Armstrong - Class Of 1934

Ramsey Clark Armstrong

Ramsey Clark Armstrong III died in his home in Paso Robles, California on September 5, 1998. After high school, Ramsey attended Pasadena City College, graduating with a degree in Engineering.  In 1938 he and his bride, Frances Hoskins Armstrong (SPHS '29), moved to Fort Worth, Texas and Ramsey joined the family business.

During World War II he managed a munitions plant owned by Texas Steel. After the war he founded Welex Oil Company, an oil well servicing company. After selling Welex Oil in the early 1959, he founded Sierracin Corporation, Inc., a plastics manufacturing company, revolutionized the aeronautics and other technology industries by developing special coatings and plastics; windows for military and commercial airplanes; space helmet visors; automobile windshield defoggers; and baby warmers. He remained CEO and Chairman of the Board until 1976 when he retired.

Ramsey and his wife were long-time residents of Newport Beach. During this time he founded Mega Marine Company, Inc., a fiberglass boat manufacturing company.  Frances died in 1990 and in 1992 Ramsey moved to Paso Robles, where he continued to enjoy his life-long hobby of HAM radio, to make innovations for HAM antennas, and to pursue his life-long interest in California history.

Ramsey is survived by his son Clark Armstrong, his daughter Sally and husband, his granddaughter and his great-granddaughter.