Donald Louis Ramos, of Atascadero, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2019, at home.
A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at the Santa Margarita Community Hall. Family and friends are invited to attend. Please email [email protected], for more information.
Donald was the fourth son of Dorothy Cardoza of Santa Margarita, and the late Leslie Joseph Ramos. Donald was born in December 1956 in San Luis Obispo and grew up in Santa Margarita, attending the local elementary school and later, Atascadero High School, where he graduated in 1975. His generous smile, sense of humor, and kind, quiet nature earned him many lifelong friends.
He attended Cuesta College after high school and began working for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He worked at the Templeton Service Center for many years.
Donald was an avid basketball player and competed on the 1974-75 Atascadero High School Varsity basketball team. He coached his children in youth basketball and enjoyed watching the next generation of basketball players develop.
Family was most important to Donald. He loved being with his children and grandchildren, having family barbecues and doing activities. He loved his music and he loved it loud. He played his amplified guitar whenever he had a chance. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping, and driving his tractor.
Donald was preceded in death by his father, Leslie, and brothers John Ramos and Gary Ramos. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Cardoza, and his four children, daughters Nicole Lacy (Jud Price) and DeJon Ramos (Steven Goldsmith), and sons Aramis Ramos (Renata Luka) and Elias Ramos; along with seven grandchildren: Hayley, Landon, Kingston and Kiley Lacy, Kayden and Tristan Ramos, and Matthias Ramos. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Mauer, and three brothers, Robert Ramos, Rick Ramos and Bill Ramos, as well as numerous nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins, including his children’s mothers, Naomi Balseiro and Lori Smith.
Arrangements are by the Chapel of the Roses, Atascadero.