Ronnie M. Marquez
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Ronnie M. Marquez

Santa Paula - Ronnie Michael Marquez, was born July 24, 1953 in Ventura, California and entered his next journey on January 4, 2021, at the age of 67. Ron didn't like to be reminded of that, he insisted in was a teenager at heart. We know he was met by his loving grandparents, Pedro and Guadalupe Aguirre, and his great-aunt Cuca Hernandez, who raised him as their own child.

Ron was a dreamer, a avid storyteller of his adventures, whether they were dreams, actual events and encounters. He loved music and his guitars were his best friends, he played with various local bands and dreamt of playing with the biggest rock bands, and he still may have that opportunity, one never knows. He wanted to be an actor and was able to have a walk on part as a F.B.I agent on C.S.I. on one occasion, he was so proud. One less thing on his bucket list. He had the opportunity to meet one of his biggest idols, Steve McQueen at the Santa Paula Airport, which they both frequented at the time. As a child he enjoyed camping with his uncle, Frank Lovio and his cousins, Jim and Frank at Ferndale Ranch and swimming in the Punch Bowl.

Ron was employed with the Superintendent of Schools as a driver prior to proposition 13, and at Gibson Guitars in Oxnard, which allowed to be in contact with is favorite item. Guitars.

His dream was that he be reunited with his true love who left him all too soon, a love that took him every week to leave her flowers.

Ron was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, beloved great aunt, his father, David Marquez, cousins Danny, Bobby, and Richard Aguirre, along with numerous aunts and uncles.

Ron is survived by his mother, Shavie A. Marquez, half-siblings Michael Rivera, Joe Rivera, JoAnn Alvarez and Jeanette Allen, along with numerous cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Pierce Brothers Cemetery, at 380 Cemetery Road, Santa Paula on Monday, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. COVID protocols will be in place, please wear your mask.

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Published in Ventura County Star from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
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January 16, 2021
I am just so sad to hear you are heaven bound. You were always smiling and telling stories. I believe I saw you last at Hanger Bar on Karaoke night. It was a good memory. You will be missed.
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Janice Buffalohead
January 15, 2021
Sweet Ronnie, long time friend. Always smiling, always kind. You are part of this colorful fabric that makes up our younger years. I’m hoping your true love is waiting for you. We will see you on the other side my friend. Where all your dreams and aspirations will come true.
Kristine Schaffer
January 15, 2021
Mr. Marquez, this is the Flores family, we are the former owners of Santa Paula Recycling. Its been about year since we last saw you and we were shocked to see your picture in the obituaries. You were always so kind and patient and eager to talk about Texas Longhorns football. We wonder if you ever did get that tattoo you would brag about getting! We recall you telling us of your true love and her passing, now you will be reunited. Thank you for all the stories and making us smile. God bless you!
Santa Paula Recycling
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