In “The Other Side of Suffering,” John Ramsey shares for the first time the complete story of the great tragedies in his life.
In “The Other Side of Suffering,” John Ramsey shares for the first time the complete story of the great tragedies in his life, including the deaths of eldest daughter Elizabeth, daughter JonBenét, and wife Patsy along with the ordeal of being accused of JonBenét’s murder, the process of clearing his family’s name, and how faith sustained him through his darkest hours.
“My life has been often grueling and complex over the past fifteen years,” writes Ramsey in his memoir. “This is the story you’ve never heard.”
In December 1996, Ramsey experienced the pinnacle of success when his business hit the billion dollar sales mark. Life in Boulder, Colorado, was happy with wife Patsy, their two young children and visits from Ramsey’s two older children from a previous marriage. Ramsey’s life was shattered a brief time later when, on December 26, 1996, he discovered the lifeless body of daughter JonBenét in the family’s home.
Ramsey and wife Patsy were under an “umbrella of suspicion” in their daughter’s murder. Patsy died of ovarian cancer in 2006. The Ramseys were officially cleared in 2008.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Ramsey served in the navy and later became a successful businessman. Recognized as one of Boulder’s outstanding entrepreneurs by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Ramsey’s executive positions prior to JonBenét’s murder included posts as president of Advanced Product Group and chief executive officer of Access Graphics.
Ramsey is a business consultant and resides in Charlevoix, Michigan.