Lambert Funeral Home

400 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, CA


Ralph Alexander Gaw

August 17, 1932July 21, 2020

Ralph Alexander Gaw, born on August 17, 1932 in Michigan, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 21, 2020 in Roseville, California. Ralph is survived by, wife Rosemary and their children. Ralph was a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel he will be, placed at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery with full military honors. He will be missed by many, family and friends.

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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020


Ralph Alexander Gaw

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Leslie Vaughn

July 30, 2020

Ralph, I know that your Spirit lives on and that you will be watching over your family and friends. I know you are sending guidance to help them along, especially now when your departure is so fresh and hearts are broken—each longing to have had even more time with you. I so appreciate all the times I was able to spend with you over the years. You always made me feel welcome and loved. I’m so happy you were able to see your son achieve his dreams and find love; to watch your granddaughters grow from babies into incredible women, and to experience the world through your great grandson’s eyes. I find comfort in knowing that you have your daughter by your side again, and are reunited with family and friends from your past. I am and have always been in awe of your dedication and fortitude. In all the years that I have known you, you were an incredibly hard working gentleman. Thank you for your service to our Country. Now you are finally at peace. May God bless you and continue to keep you by His side. I know you will do great works from your new vantage point!
💙💚💜 With all my love always, Leslie

Jeffrey Gaw

July 23, 2020

My beloved father, dedicated husband and all around good man passed away peacefully Tuesday July 21 at home after a long illness. He will be remembered fondly and missed a great deal. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force serving 22 years as a Navigator activated during the Vietnam war and the Cuban Missile crisis. He leaves a great void in our family and was loved by all.