Efrain Ramos
1949 - 2014
BORN
April 10, 1949
DIED
January 4, 2014
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Sunset Funeral Home
1701 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78218
RAMOS
Efrain Ramos, age 64, passed away January 4, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on April 10, 1949 in Rio Grande City, TX. He retired from Civil Service (Ft. Sam Houston) after 38.5 years. He was a proud Vietnam Army Veteran, talented artist, avid music aficionado and a dog lover. "Ramos" was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Miguel & Gilma Ramos; and niece, Katie Stevens. "Ramos" is survived by his wife, Pam Ramos; 2 children, Reba Scott & husband Carey Minchew and Jason Ramos; grandson, Dreaux Minchew; 3 sisters, Maria Eva, Sylvia & Cindy; numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends. The Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial will be at a later date at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


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Published by San Antonio Express-News on Jan. 10, 2014.
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I met my tocayo Efrain in April of 2013. A soft spoken gentleman and an extremely talented artist and painter. We kept in touch by phone and thru Facebook. I bought one of his small oil paintings in July. I will treasure your work always. RIP my friend.
Efrain Barrera
January 18, 2014
My family extends our deepest sympathies for the loss of Chin. We have only fond memories of the love and laughter he was so willing to share with us. You all are in our hearts and prayers. The Navarrete Family
Timo Navarrete and Family
January 15, 2014
I only knew Efrain for a short period at Fort Sam Houston but admired his work ethic, his easy going spirit and his love of music. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by many.
Kathy Reding
January 13, 2014
Pam, Reba and Jason,

I am very saddened by the loss of Efrain. Since leaving Civil Service 15 years ago, Ramos kept me updated on out Ft. Sam extended family. While we kept in touch through email or phone, I had not seen him since the hospital. He got a real kick out of me almost passing out when I saw his incision. Ramos was my mentor after an injury took me away from my mechanic job at Ft. Sam. If it were not Ramos and Rosie, I would not have had the sucess in life that I now have. Ramos gave me confidence and challenged me and many times voluntold for things that would create new avenues for me. I have a great respect for Ramos and always migrated to him because he was the voice of reason. Ramos helped me to make some of the toughest decisions in my life and in hindsight they were the right decisions. He led me to some pretty good music as well. We had many great times with Ramos at CCCC and Robert Earl Keen. REK, Sisters Morales, Dixie Chicks,and many more will never know how much Ramos promoted and sold their music for them. Ramos was just a wonderful soul, I will miss him. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Randy Gray
January 13, 2014
Dear Sweet Tio Chin, miss you dearly. Love you lots. Aimee
Aimee Garcia Guajardo
January 13, 2014
My condolences to his family. He was a kind, thoughtful person, whom I feel honored to have known.
Jerry Hines
January 12, 2014
Pam, Reba and Jason,

My deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Ramos will always be family to me. He was the best boss I ever had! I worked for him at SARPMA before I left for the Navy. I'm so glad we reconnected after I retired. I will always miss him but never forget him.

Veronica Castillo, US Navy, Retired
January 12, 2014
My deepest sympathy to u Sylvia and ur sister's for the loss of ur brother chin .
Nilda rangel
January 12, 2014
Reba and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your dad, he was such a talented sweet man. He will be missed. God Bless You and your family.
Yvonne Urbaneck
January 11, 2014
To the Ramos family, my prayers go out to you at this time . Efrain and I go way back, we started at Ft Sam with the Post Engineers he was a very likeable individual. My prayer is that the God of all comfort give you grace and peace at this time.
Felix Alvarez
January 11, 2014
Pam, Reba, and Jason,
I can't believe how many lives Ramos has touched! I knew he was funny (always the "life of the party"), that he was a talented artist, and that he liked music and followed some local bands. But after reading all the messages left on his Facebook page, I had no idea how MANY friends he had, and that HE WAS RESPONSIBLE for bringing the LOS LONELY BOYS to the San Antonio area! Most people would have bragged about that, but not him...he wasn't like that....
I will always cherish the memories of the many La Villita Art Shows, which were like our little family reunions, where our Mom ("Baga") and Ramos had booths right next to each other (with mine sometimes in-between). Good times...the two of them kept me in stitches. My face would actually hurt from laughing so much!
He would be so proud of you, Reba and Jason, for "stepping up to the plate" and taking care of your Mom when she needs you the most. He was very proud of you two anyway....Jason, accomplishing so much in the world of art (including a PhD!), probably living the life he would have chosen, if he hadn't been drafted into the Vietnam War....and Reba (not even biologically his, but loving you like you were), being so smart and climbing so high on the "ladder of success" in the banking industry. He came into your life at just the right time, like an Angel sent from Heaven for you and your Mom.
He was a loving husband, father, friend, and I'll add, brother-in-law. He will be greatly missed....but definitely not forgotten! Because each time I look at one of his beautiful paintings, I will remember him and all the fun times.
Marlene Evetts
January 11, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the Sylvia & family....Im so sorry to hear about your brother Efrain's passing...May god bless you & your family in this time of sorrow.
Rebecca Orta
January 11, 2014
I will miss you dearly Chin love you bunches
Sally garcia
January 11, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Olga Lerma
January 10, 2014
Ramos family, my deepest sympathy on your great loss. I worked with Ramos for many years at FSH. He was always cheerful and easy to work with. May God give you strength and comfort.
Virginia Vara
January 10, 2014
Cindy and family, please accept our deepest condolences.
Hector&Dora Gonzalez
January 10, 2014
I am sorry to hear of Efrain's passing, I knew him many years ago when we worked together at SARPMA. Fine man and fellow veteran, my condolences to the family.

-Michael Mitchell
US Army Corps of Engineers
Former SARPMA employee
Michael Mitchell
January 10, 2014
Pam, Reba, & Jason. I met Ramos at work many years ago. He became a great friend over the years and I am deeply saddened over his death. He was a good friend to many as well as fun to be around & kind-hearted. I will always remember him with both a tear a smile. My deepest condolences to you all.
Rosie Miller
January 9, 2014
Pam,
Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & the family. Ramos was a wonderful, fun loving person - one we were all glad to be able to call "a friend". We'll always remember him - especially our good times together at CCCC!
Dava Sue & John
January 9, 2014
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
January 9, 2014