Daniel "Dan" Ramirez 1943 - 2017 Daniel "Dan" Alfred Ramirez passed away on January 31, 2017, surrounded by family. Dan was born on August 6, 1943 in Superior, Arizona to Robert F. Ramirez and Alexandra Quiroz. Dan attended Indio High School. After High School he joined the United States Navy and served on the USS Rodchester ( a heavy cruiser), and the USS York Towne (a aircraft carrier). While serving on the USS York Towne he participated in the Atom bomb testing in the Christmas Islands in the South Pacific. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he was employed by McDonald Douglas in Long Beach, CA.; later he worked for Coors Distributing Company in Indio. In 1974 he started his own service business (RAMCO). He was self-employed for the next 40 yrs until he retired. Dan enjoyed family get togethers, and Bar-B-Q for all the family to enjoy his culinary skills. He also enjoyed sharing stories with people. Dan is survived by his children Tammy Espinosa, Daniel, Jr., Brandon (Gaysla), 5 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He leaves his brothers Robert (Martha), and Edward and sister Betty Young (Keith). Dan was preceded in death by his wife Rae Jean Ramirez, Parents Robert and Alexandra Ramirez and sisters Olivia and Rosemary. Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in La Quinta, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, viewing at 9:00AM and a Mass at 10:00AM, Interment to follow at Coachella Valley Cemetery in Coachella. Fitzhenry-Wiefels Mortuary - Indio, CA. entrusted with arrangements.
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