July 28, 1949 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 72)


Jose Ramon Ramirez also known to all as Ray, Dad or Pops was born July 28, 1949 in El Paso Texas and went home with the Lord this Christmas Eve December 24, 2021. 

Ray is proceeded in death by his Father Jose Ramirez,  Mother Guadalupe Ramirez, son Ray Ramirez and brother Johnny Ramirez as well as many family members. 

He survived by his brother Ignacio Ramirez, Sisters Mary Valadez, Aurora Ramirez, Martha Delgado and Mary Lou Ramirez and many other loved ones. 

Ray leaves behind 7 children: Vickey Oliver, Cristina Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Amanda Rae Ramirez, Amanda Kay Burton, and Jerianne Ramirez and A nephew he seen as a son Paul Pinon. 

Ray was a proud grandfather to 19 grandkids Allison, Christopher, Andrew, John, Anthony, Jeremie, Guadalupe, Jorrien, Evin, Kaylie, Angelina, Makayla, Jacob, Alex, Jayden, Kyndra, Tobias , Haylee and Shane. A few grandkids he raised and seen as his own  and he was a proud GGpa to 9 great grandchildren Maddyson, Natalie, Elliana, Sam, Taytum, Delilah, Jordynn, Harper and Mason. 

Ray was a kind hearted yet very stern man.  He had a love for his family that simply cannot be placed into words.  He would wake up on Saturday mornings bright and early ready to hit the town and taking his kids, grandkids or family out to eat at his favorite restaurants in his favorite town of Turlock. He also enjoyed coffee and sweet bread with his siblings on weekdays.   He enjoyed the outdoors, long drives, truck driving, landscaping, family gatherings, laughing, and definitely giving family and friends a hard time.  He had a free spirit that soared and captured the attention of all. There was not an environment he could walk into that he would not brighten and light up the faces of all he came into contact with. His smile was cultivating and his laugh addicting but his personality and character would capture your heart. His hands were strong and made of steel oh how Ray will be missed by all. 

His favorite football team, Americas team the Dallas Cowboys. He had a love for county music, dressing all up in his cowboy fit, and country dancing. There is so much to say about Ray says his family. He captured the hearts of all. 

Ray was a father to many and cared deeply for all who were in his life. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Ray lives on in each one of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

As we all prepare to not say goodbye but merely I will see you later. Let’s celebrate his life with unity of family, friends and look upon his life with happiness and know he is in the kingdom of our Lord and Savior.


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Memorial Service
January 8, 2022

10:00 AM
Merced Ivers and Alcorn
901 W. Main St
MERCED, CA 95340

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