Gonzalo Ramirez, 82 passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Windmill Village. Services for Mr. Ramirez will be 10:00 am Thursday September 1, 2016 at The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with Rev Ramon Garcia officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral directors. A prayer service will be held 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Broadway Funeral Directors.
Gonzalo was born July 26, 1934 in McGrew, Nebraska to Leonares & Margarita Ramirez. He was the first Hispanic to enroll at McGrew High school and was very good at running track as well as playing football & basketball for the “Bobcats”. He married the late Rosa Ramirez on July 3, 1952 in Bridgeport Nebraska and began working for PYCO in 1978 and retired in 1998. He then worked in maintenance at Plains Coop Oil Mill until he couldn’t work anymore. He was a Pentecostal and enjoyed watching western movies, listening to country music (Merle Haggard) and cheering on the Nebraska Huskers.
He is survived by five sons, John Ramirez, Jimmy Ramirez, Dennis Ramirez, Ricky Ramirez, Gonzalo Baldizan all of Lubbock; seven daughters, Mary Paderez, Celia Cardenas, Margaret Garcia, Rene Ramirez, Rachel Ramirez, Victoria Mindieta all of Lubbock, Cindy Castro of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Luciano Guzman of Lubbock, Jesse Guzman of Nebraska; one sister, Ester Ramirez of Nebraska; fifty three grandchildren; one hundred thirty two great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ramirez; a daughter, Victoria Ramirez.