H. R, Ramirez, 88, of Slaton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022.
Viewing will be 11-6, Monday at Englunds. Rosary will be said at 6:00 pm, Monday, May 9, 2022 at Englunds. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Slaton. Per family's request, burial will follow at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Englewood Cemetery in Slaton. Arrangements are by Englunds Funeral Service.
H. R. was born December 6, 1933 in Slaton to Pedro and Elpida Ramirez. He attended schools in Slaton. He began his career with Santa Fe Rail Road in 1948, commuting to Canyon, Texas. He met the love of his life, Alicia Gallardo and they were married on August 6, 1954. The moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he retired on July 31, 1989. They remained there until moving back to Slaton on February 16, 2003. When he was younger, he was part of the Slaton Tigers baseball team and later he was an avid golfer and bowler.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Emilio Ramirez; his daughter, Ester Ramirez; his brothers, Fernando Ramirez and Raymond Ramirez; and his sister, Felipa Rivera.
H. R. is survived by his wife; his daughters, Elosia Garcia and her husband, Tommy, Angie Zapata and her husband, Gabriel, all of Slaton, and Norma Ramirez and her husband, Jimmie Clifton of Greeley, Colorado; his son, Edward Ramirez and his wife, Janeyre of Evans, Colorado; his brother, Joe Ramirez and his wife, Gloria of Amarillo; 14 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.