Rogelio G. Ramirez

Rogelio Ramírez

June 24, 1919-October 24, 2011

Rogelio was born in “el rancho Del Oscar” near Pawnee, Texas to Salomé and Josefa Ramírez, a farming family and farmed until retirement. Rogé’s interests and skills were varied, ranging from growing pomegranate trees, vegetables, mammoth sunflowers and geraniums to creating concrete memorial markers, quilting, bird watching and astronomy.   Dad relished watching and feeding birds, cardinals being his favorite and sharing astronomical events with his children and late wife.  Grandpa was an amateur weatherman, a skilled carpenter and log splitter.  Being a man of faith, Papi built a small sanctuary chapel to honor St. Jude. PoPo was a homeschooled farmer-mathematician who adroitly used an abacus to assist his school-age children with their algebra homework.  Tío Rogelio was a member of the Knights of Columbus, cherished his grandkids and was known for his bone-crushing handshakes.

His six children: Ramiro (Eva) Ramírez, Olga (the late Bob) Lynch, Mary (George) Gongora, Zoila (John) Drost, Soraida Ramírez, and Roberto (Emma) Ramírez, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren,  one great-great granddaughter,  numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, brothers-in-law and host of friends survive and mourn him.

 Mr. Ramírez is preceded in death by his wife, Gregoria, parents, Salomé and Josefa Ramírez, and all of his sisters, Celvia, Baby Hortensia, Hortensia, Celia, Ofelia and Christina and a son-in-law, Robert Lynch.

 For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to:  Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church (Pawnee), c/o Sacred Heart Catholic Church, P.O Box 729, Three Rivers, Texas 78071.

 In remembrance of Rogelio, plant some geraniums or view the night skies and enjoy!


Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Eckols Funeral Home in Kenedy, Texas. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm that same evening.  Rite of Christian Burial (Mass) will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pawnee, Texas on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM.  Final Committal follows at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery in Pawnee, Texas.                 .


This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24.