Ramon M. Camacho passed away quietly in the early hours of January 31, 2013. Ramon was born on April 26, 1921, in Bisbee, Arizona and raised in Fiero, New Mexico. Ramon lost his father when he was only ten years old, and the family returned to Arizona in 1937. In Tucson Ramon worked as a bicycle messenger and later lived briefly in Wilmington, California. Ramon proudly served his country during World War II
. After the war he returned to Tucson and was employed by Chapman-Dyer Steel. Ramon married Carmen Arvizu in 1949. Later Ramon was employed by the City of Tucson, first as a welder and later as a sign inspector. He also worked on weekends at Cactus, Golden Pin Lanes and Lucky Strike. Ramon was an avid bowler and coached little league. In retirement he played baseball and competed in the Senior Olympics. Ramon was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel Camacho and Pilar Parra; his brother, Mike Camacho and his son, Ramon Camacho. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carmen; his sons, David (Chunkie), Eddie (Pat), Martin (Norma) and Miguel; daughters, Yolanda (Doug) Marcotte, Mary Salgado, Alma (Mike) Wells and Elda (Stephen Mertz) Ludwig; daughter-in-law, Jackie Camacho; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and by his brother, Daniel Parra of Spain. The family would like to thank Amelita Harlow, Ramon's caregiver for the past year. Viewing will be Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Saint Joseph Parish beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013 Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Parish with the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Holy Hope Cemetery. Family and friends may express their condolences by visiting www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com
Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.