Ramiro Guillen, Sr., 86, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Ramiro was born in Michoacán, Mexico, to Felicitas Garcia and Jose Trinidad Guillen on Dec. 21, 1933.
In the mid 1960s, Ramiro made a life-changing decision to seek a better opportunity for his family by immigrating to the United States. With his hard work and determination, Ramiro was able to bring his family to live with him to Goleta.
Ramiro worked for more than 20 years at Sandpiper Golf Course as a groundskeeper. He took much pride in his job. On the weekends, he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. He would often take his seven children to Lake Cachuma, Red Rock, or just for a “vuelta” around town.
Ramiro loved dancing Mambo music, Perez Prado was his favorite artist but also enjoyed listening to Trio Los Panchos. A few of his favorite pastimes were fixing his collection of watches and radios. Soccer was a passion of his, which he instilled in his children and his grandchildren.
After retiring, Ramiro enjoyed his weekend breakfast at various places like Cajun Kitchen, Farmer Boy and Garrett’s, where he was well known by many of the servers. Special thanks to Meals on Wheels for making sure he always had a hot lunch meal.
He never passed up the opportunity to tease and laugh his grandchildren that he loved so much.
Ramiro was a dedicated husband, a wonderful dad, and a beloved grandpa and great-grandpa. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Abigail. He is survived by his brother José; sisters Eva and Maria; his children Ramiro Jr. (Blanca), Rosalba, José Trinidad, Carlos (Patricia), Pedro (Carlota), Denise (Oscar), and Patty (Larry); his grandchildren Ramiro III and Jonny, Andrea and Gabi, Clarissa and Gregory, Abigail and Pedro Jesus, Ivan and Lucas, and Lily and Sofia; and his great-grandchildren Noah and Mackenzie.
Grandpa, you will be dearly missed. Rest in Peace!
The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 21 E. Sola St, Santa Barbara. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, also at Our Lady of Sorrows. Interment will follow immediately at Calvary Cemetery,199 N. Hope Ave. A reception will be held after the burial services.
Arrangements entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services