1935 - 2016
Born on August, 14, 1935 to Santiago Ramirez and Maria Elena Flores in El Paso Texas. He was educated in Texas, he first relocated to Los Angeles, then Santa Barbara, CA early 1950's. Enlisted in the Army in 1953, Company F, 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, CA. Stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas then Bamberg, Germany, Army reserve for 8 years with a Honorable Discharge. Gus was extremely proud of his service to his country, wearing fatigues with Army Insignia displayed.
Gus was also a member of Laborers International Union for over 50 years.
He was happily married to Francisca Hernandez of Goleta in 1958 until her unexpected passing in 1965 leaving two children, Frankie and Lydia. His love and devotion to his children, love of family and friends, his exuberance for life was unmatched. He was a kind-hearted man who was always willing to help those less fortunate than himself.
Gustavo Ramirez is survived by his Son Frank and Daughter in law Christine, Daughter Lydia and his two Grandsons who he was extremely proud of; Michael E. Sanchez and wife Hillary Walent-Sanchez of Cordova, CA and Nicholas J. Sanchez of Westminster, CO.
The family would like to give thanks, love and gratitude to all dear friends and family for all the support. Gus will be interned with his wife Frances at Calvary Cemetery. Services are pending.
A Gofundme.com account has been established under Gus Ramirez Memorial Fund.