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In Memory of

Jose David Ramirez

March 2, 1946 - July 30, 2017

Obituary


March 2, 1946- July 30, 2017
This is the story of Jose David Ramirez. He died suddenly on Sunday but his wife, Bertha Alicia Ramirez, cleared the path and was waiting for him. His mother, Josefina Gomez, and father, Camilo Gomez; I am certain were there to greet him, as well as other family members. He was loved, is missed and will always be cherished.
He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas by his mother and Aunt Angela Kalnas and later by his step-father Camilo Gomez. He grew up in the 'Segundo...

March 2, 1946- July 30, 2017
This is the story of Jose David Ramirez. He died suddenly on Sunday but his wife, Bertha Alicia Ramirez, cleared the path and was waiting for him. His mother, Josefina Gomez, and father, Camilo Gomez; I am certain were there to greet him, as well as other family members. He was loved, is missed and will always be cherished.
He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas by his mother and Aunt Angela Kalnas and later by his step-father Camilo Gomez. He grew up in the 'Segundo barrio' and spoke often of his antics and his friends.
He spoke fondly of his time in the Navy from 1964-1969 during the Vietnam War. He worked at Farah and Asarco for over 20 years.
David met Bertha and it was love at first sight. They started a family and raised them here in El Paso. They are survived by their children Diane Ramirez, Joanna Ramirez and Edmundo Herrera, David and Rosa Ramirez, and Angela Ramirez. When they became grandparents we (their children) noticed a double standard. These grandchildren could do no wrong, they could eat in their bed and could convince them of practically anything. David had a talent for getting stuffed animals out of the claw machines, which his grandchildren thought was amazing. It was obvious these children were very special to them both. Their beloved grandchildren included Roman and Melissa Ramirez, Jami and Jon Mark Abbey, Selena Smith, Sara Mia Herrera, Laila Herrera, Justin Herrera, Edmundo Herrera Jr., Violet Herrera, and Melissa Burriola. Their great-grandchildren include Jenna Herrera, Reagan Ramirez, and Colt Ramirez. A sister Linda Gomez.
He loved to swim, camp, fish, and play basketball and when his knees no longer allowed him to play basketball he picked up pool. He was pretty good at both and we have the trophy case to prove it. His wife used to joke about everyone knowing David. On one occasion we were filling up at a gas station talking about how we would definitely not be stopped by someone who knew him since we were out of town, when someone yelled "David", we all looked at each other and laughed so hard. It became a family joke.
And so the story goes on until we see our father, mother, grandparent, and friend again.
Your life was a blessing. Your memory a treasure. You are loved, beyond words and missed beyond measure.