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In Memory of

Francis Louis Ramos

February 11, 1939 - June 14, 2017

Obituary


Francis Louis Ramos, 78, of Vancouver passed away at his home Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He was born February 11, 1939 in Salinas, California to Francisco and Frances Ramos.

Lou grew up in California, graduating from Salinas High School in 1957. While attending school he met a lovely young lady named, Evelyn Hudson. They became high school sweethearts, marrying on September 22, 1957, just a few months after their graduation.

Lou joined the Army and chose to make a career out of serving his country. He spent 30 years in service, finally...

Francis Louis Ramos, 78, of Vancouver passed away at his home Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He was born February 11, 1939 in Salinas, California to Francisco and Frances Ramos.

Lou grew up in California, graduating from Salinas High School in 1957. While attending school he met a lovely young lady named, Evelyn Hudson. They became high school sweethearts, marrying on September 22, 1957, just a few months after their graduation.

Lou joined the Army and chose to make a career out of serving his country. He spent 30 years in service, finally retiring July 3, 1985 as a Command Sergeant Major. While in service he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, earned during the Vietnam War. Lou was also a member of the American Legion.

Over the years, Lou, found time for a few hobbies. He enjoyed woodworking and was a master gardener. After retiring, he and Evelyn started a business called "Treasures and Trinkets", buying and selling antiques and collectibles at swap meets. Lou really enjoyed the business, especially the social aspect. He was a dedicated husband and loved his family. His laugh was infectious and he was incredibly kind. If anyone needed help, Lou was there to lend a hand.

Lou is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn; children, Loren (Sandie) Ramos, Kimberly (David) Ramos-Beeman, Frances Ramos and Franklyn (Kristin) Ramos; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 22nd at Vancouver Funeral Chapel. Military honors will follow at 12:30 PM at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Viewing for Lou will be Wednesday from 9:00 AM-4:00PM.


Arrangements under the direction of Vancouver Funeral Chapel, Vancouver, WA.

Please also see the obituary placed in the Californian Newspaper at:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thecalifornian/obituary.aspx?pid=185863231