Ramiro was born on June 17, 1948, in Alamo, Texas, the son of Humberto & Guadalupe (Guerra) Fernandez. He was raised and attended school in La Paloma, Texas until the family returned to Mexico in the mid 1950’s.
In 1970 Ramiro moved to the Skagit Valley and on March 13, 1971 he was united in marriage to Elva Tijerina, and they resided in Burlington and Sedro-Woolley.
Ramiro worked for the Department of Natural Resources as a fire fighter and a reforestation technician for several years. He then worked for Bendix in Sedro-Woolley for 10 years and then in 1984 he opened an automobile detail shop in Burlington, called the ‘Last Detail’ which he operated until his retirement in 2000.
Ramiro is survived by his wife Elva of Sedro-Woolley; his children, Angelica Garcia and husband Leo of Burlington, Marco Fernandez and companion Holly Sather of Sedro-Woolley and Diana Rodriguez and companion Justin Trent of Bellevue; 8 grandchildren, Hector Magana, Francisco and Azucena Gonzalez, Isaiah and, Lexy Almaraz, and Trey, Ashton and Lyric Sather; 2 great-grandchildren, Aaliyah Gonzalez-Nava and Andres Gonzalez-Cruz; his brother, Juventino Fernandez and his wife Andrea of Tulalip and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Humberto and Guadalupe, and a grandson, Miclo Lorenzo Almaraz.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley. Interment will follow at the Greenhills Cemetery in Burlington.