Ramiro Aguilar Jr.

October 16, 1924July 7, 2012

RAMIRO AGUILAR, JR. During the height of World War II the United States government called a young, barely wet behind the ears, man to go to war to protect this nation. The government gave him minimal training, put him on a train to California and then a ship to travel to the Far East to fight the Japanese. He, along with many other brave young men, stormed the beaches of Saipan and then other islands. The young man swore that if he lived through the war he would return to El Paso and make a better life for himself and his family. He survived, returned to El Paso, marries his wife Sandy and began a family. His emphasis was to provide the best life he could for himself and his family. He worked for the railroad company when Mexicans were not supposed to work for the railroad. He slept many a night in railroad right of ways because he could not stay at a hotel. He subsequently began working as a mechanic at Lone Star Motor Company. Due to a physical injury he began selling cars. He spent many years at Lone Star until it became Courtesy Chevrolet located on Montana. While working there John Pennington elevated him to sales manager. In this capacity he trained a number of people who went to work at various automobile dealerships in the El Paso area. Again, his emphasis was to improve himself and his family and also the people who worked with him. When Courtesy was sold he worked for a short time at Travis Crawford and then retired and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In December 2010 he suffered a debilitating stroke which left him paralyzed and unable to speak. But he still persevered. Finally, on July 7, 2012 his struggle ceased and he died. His siblings, Roberto, Arturo, Norma and Amparo, had all predeceased him. He leaves behind his wife Sandy, his two sons, Tony and Michael, his two daughters, Margaret and Teri, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Hopefully he had a positive effect on people who met him along life’s road because he wanted nothing more than happiness for those around him. His family members do, and will, miss him. Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana, El Paso, Texas is handling the funeral arrangements with visitation from 5pm to 9pm with a rosary on July 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. Graveside Service at Fort Bliss cemetery on July 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home Central.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2012
  • Vigil Wednesday, July 11, 2012
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Lily Borrego Membrila

July 13, 2012

A loving person I will always remember,
you will always have a special place in my heart.


July 12, 2012


Candy Galaviz

July 12, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the Aguilar family. I worked with Ramey at Courtesy Chev. for about 17 years. I was Mr. Pennington and Ramey's secretary they were the greatest bosses. I miss both of them and Mr. Anderson, Mr. Powell, Mr. Sambrano. Candy

Rosa Maria Orozco

July 12, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Rosa Maria Orozco

July 12, 2012

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Dawn Jensen

July 11, 2012

To Sandy, Margaret and the entire Aguilar Family: I was so sadden to read Remy's passing this morning. I worked with Remy at Courtesy Chevrolet from 1972-1986.Remy, Bill Norton, Harry Powell, Sammy were such good mentors during those years. Remy is now in a better place and keep in your hearts that you all will meet again someday. God Bless all of you.

M. Argentina Burrus

July 11, 2012

What I am feeling right now is hard to put in words. I will keep you in my prayers.
Argentina Burrus and Family

Mike Casey

July 11, 2012

Mr. Aguilar,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served during WW II and also for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

David Newcomb

July 11, 2012

My deepest sympathy for your family during this difficult time may god bless all of you.

joanne Aguilar

July 11, 2012

God knows you were our Angel here on earth guess God needed you more in heaven and called you home. I will miss you very much Uncle Ray.