George P. Ramirez
January 17, 1926 – September 28, 2019
George Ramirez, age 93, passed away September 28, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born in Utopia, Kansas on January 17, 1926 to George P. and Soledad Ramirez. Theirs was a large and loving family, with 10 children, rich family traditions, and many shared memories. George served in the Army Air Corps (1944-1946) and was the first in his family to graduate from college, earning a degree from the Kansas State University College of Engineering in 1950. He worked at Benson Manufacturing and then spent most of his career employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. He was District Manager of the KC District (1959-1973) and Project Manager at Stockton Lake (1973-1986). George and his wife Faye were married 60 years and had four children (Elizabeth (Liz), Gary, Henry, and Brent), 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. After retirement, George enjoyed traveling, golf, and fishing. He was a lifelong gardener and prolific tinkerer who generously shared both produce and creations. George was preceded in death by his wife, all but one of his siblings, a son, and a granddaughter. All who remain will miss his willing hands and ready smile.
Visitation will be at McGilley & Hoge Memorial Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS on Tuesday, October 1, from 6-8PM. A second visitation will be held at Bland-Brumback Funeral Home, 306 S. High Street, Stockton, MO from 11 to noon on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 with burial following at the Stockton Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Post 370, 7500 W. 75th St., Overland Park, KS 66204, which has hosted many Ramirez family celebrations, or to Catholic Community Hospice, who cared for George at the end of his life.
American Legion Post 370
7500 W. 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
Catholic Community Hospice
9740 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
- Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- A Second Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
- Burial Wednesday, October 2, 2019
George P. Ramirez
October 1, 2019
It is with such a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye to this wonderful man. I will forever cherish the memories of building doll houses and bird houses in his shop, learning to clean fish, and trying to learn, unsuccessfully, how to golf. I will miss the way he always cut my peanut butter toast into 4 tiny squares, and never got mad when I would only eat the strawberry and chocolate out of the box of neapolitan ice cream. I hope you are enjoying the best fishing ever. Give Grandma and Uncle Gary a hug for me. I love you Grandpa Ramirez.
October 1, 2019
God gained one hell of a fishing buddy today. Grandpa, you were one of a kind. You taught me to fish, get my hands dirty, drive a golf cart and so much more. You built my love of Neapolitan ice cream, peanut butter, and fishing. You taught me the importance of education and family.
I am so thankful for the 29 years I got to be your granddaughter. All the weekends I woke up to you whistling in the kitchen while making breakfast. All the memories of digging for worms to use as fishing bait, trips to Russell’s, and crushing cans in the garage.
I am going to miss seeing you in overalls and a flannel when it’s 90 degrees outside. I am going to miss you so much. I love you, Grandpa.
September 30, 2019
One time George & Charlie went elk hunting in Colorado, and Charlie by mistake shot a hole in his truck door, They cooked up a story and told everyone a big wood pecker did it. That was the same trip that George didn't shave off his bread till he showed Faye, George walks in with Charlie Faye said don't even try and kiss me till you get rid of that thing on your face, George, Charlie and I started laughing so hard But he did go right in and shaved it off than returned to their kitchen for his kiss....