Manuel G. Ramos
April 11, 1932 – August 2, 2019
Manuel G. Ramos (Chapo) passed away peacefully on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born in La Mesa, New Mexico to the late Concepcion (Garcia) and Fidel R. Ramos, Sr. Preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Emilia Cruz Ramos. Loving father to his three daughters: Patricia (Raul) Aguilar, Veronica (Ronnie) Hinojos and Lori (Sean) Jackson. Seven grandchildren: Victoria (Josh) Vidro, Tony (Laura) Aguilar, David Aguilar, Natalie Hinojos, Manny (Kendra) Hinojos, Michelle (Andrew) Hinojos and Naval Airwarfare Operator Second Class Mackenzie Ball. Four greatgrandchildren: Briar, Lena, Charlotte and Leilani. The late Esther Viramontes was his second wife. He is survived by his present wife, Margaret H. Ramos. Manuel was a respected brother and was preceded in death by his siblings: Ramona (Rudy) Armijo, Fidel Ramos, Jr., Rosalio Ramos, Dora Herrera, sister-in-law Hermelinda Elorduy and brother-in-law Avelino Cruz. He is survived by his dearest Tia Hope Lucero, loving sister Cruz (Felipe) Garcia, sister-in-law Gloria Ramos, brother-in-law Michael Herrera, sister-in-law Cuca (Poncho) Munoz and brother-in-law Raymond Cruz. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren. Manuel attended Gadsden High School. He was on the Varsity basketball team; his Coach Roy Blankley called him “a great ball player and truly a competitor.” He was a “Senior Favorite” voted as Best All Around Student. Manuel played baseball with the La Union Farmers. He coached the Farmers to many victories with his brothers, Fily and Chale. After retiring from baseball, he took up golf at Dos Lagos Golf Club where he won many Players of the Month tournaments. Manuel’s competitive spirit and his love for sports demonstrated his integrity in life. Manuel served in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict. He was a tail gunner in a B29. Manuel went on to work as a Design Draftsman at White Sands Missile Range until his retirement. We would like to express our dearest gratitude to the people who cared for our father. Thank you Perla, Perfecto (coach and roommate), and Sunny’s Living Staff: Vanessa, Maria, Paula, Alma and Joe for your care and loving kindness to our father. Visitation on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6 p.m., rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr. El Paso, Texas. Funeral Mass on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 930 E. Redd Rd., El Paso, Texas. Pallbearers will be Tony Aguilar, David Aguilar, Manny Hinojos, Andrew Broussard, Oscar Gallegos, Michael Herrera, Jr., Naval Airwarfare Operator Second Class Mackenzie Ball. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tony Munoz, Alfonso Munoz, Jr., Rudy Armijo, Jr., Richard Ramos, Joel Ramos, Jaime Garcia, Robert Elorduy Interment at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.
- Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, August 15, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, August 16, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, August 16, 2019
Manuel G. Ramos
August 8, 2019
My great-grandfather was a man who just couldn't be replaced. While we may not be related by blood, what we shared is just as strong. My grandpa taught me how to shoot a free throw, how to two-step, and would make a swing for my sister and me every weekend if we begged him to. He was the type of man who knew to break out the waffle maker or enchilada sauce when he knew we were coming over because we would want him to make us those things. He was the type of man who knew that we were sneaking into their room every night, sleeping in their closest because we were scared, but never said a word or told us to leave. My grandfather was just that, a father so grand that the loss of him hit me so deeply in my soul that I know I will never be able to find someone to fill that missing piece. We love you grandpa, all of us from the melendezes, to the peaks, to the Avilas, to the garcias, to the lechugas. We will never forget the impact you had on our lives and your memory will be with us always. I love you so much Grandpa. Rest easy and happily.