Rodolpho "Rudy" Ramos
October 14, 1937 – August 28, 2019
Rodolpho “Rudy” Ramos, 81, reunited with the love of his life on the morning of August 28, 2019. Rudy was born on October 14, 1937, and lived his entire life in Brawley, California.
On June 6, 1959, he married his soulmate, Tillie Ramos, and they were together 59 years before her passing on July 8, 2018. Rudy was the son of Maclovio and Virginia Ramos who passed away in the mid 1970’s. He was also predeceased by sister Mary Perez of Tracy, California, brother Maclovio “Toti” Ramos of Delano, California, and great-granddaughter Eva Ramos.
Rudy attended local schools in Brawley, but began working in his early teenage years for the family trucking business. He worked seasonally in the local area during the winter months and in Central California in the summer. On February 14, 1959, he would begin a 40-year career with the United States Gypsum Corporation in Plaster City, California, before retiring on the exact same day in 1999.
After courting for three years, he married Matilda “Tillie” Ramos and they kept the promise of their vows for over 59 years.
Rudy’s favorite sport to play was baseball. In his younger years, his pitching was unhittable, but work was a priority as baseball was only a hobby. His favorite team was the Cleveland Indians and he always sported #13 when playing. He also played on the USG softball team for many years as a pitcher. While baseball was his sport of choice to play, Rudy was one of the biggest fans of Brawley Wildcat football known by many. He had attended all but one “Victory Bell” home and away games since the mid 1950’s. Attending football games and always wearing the “Blue and Gold” with pride was something he looked forward to every year.
After retiring in 1999, Rudy increased in another hobby he was known for, walking. It helped control his diabetes and took precedence as he would walk five miles or more a day. It was only in the last five years that walking decreased after complications from the disease.
Rudy was also known to many as “Coach Grandpa” when he helped coach little league baseball at the ripe young age of 68. He coached and volunteered for almost nine years until it had become too difficult for him. He and Tillie would always attend the many sporting events of relatives and friends.
Rudy is survived by his sons, Rodolpho “Rudy” Ramos Jr., Ernest Ramos and daughter Deanna Derma (Joe Derma III). He has nine grandchildren, Rouzanna Duran-Ramos Gutierrez (Cristobal Gutierrez), Reuben and Channing Ramos, Vanessa Derma, Audrionna Ramos, Tony Ramos, Allyson Derma, Mia Ramos, Cameron Ramos and Allyssa Derma. He was also blessed with two great-grandchildren, Ezekiel and Elise Ramos. Other survivors include his brother, Encarnacion “Chon” and Irene “Tuti” Ramos, sisters Isabel “Chavela” Sanchez (Richard Sanchez), Ramona Salazar(Antonio Salazar) and Virginia “Baby” Ramos. Last, but not least, he will be missed by his cat Holly.
Services will be held at Frye Chapel & Mortuary Sunday September 15, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. On Monday, September 16, 2019, services will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a procession to Riverview Cemetery.