Almanza, Ramon Ramon "Ray" Lopez Almanza, age 76 of Surprise, Arizona left us to be with his loving wife in heaven on October 8, 2016. Ray was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12, 1940. He grew up in Glendale, Arizona. While attending Glendale High School he met Lucy Trejo who he would marry in 1962. Over the next few years they would grow to a family of five that included three children. Ray was a laid back easy going person. He was always the jokester and found humor in everything he did and saw. He had a big heart when it came to his family, friends and anyone he saw who had a need. He was always there willing to offer a helping hand or a kind supportive word. Ramon meant so much to so many people. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed forever by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by children Christina, Anna and Ray Jr. 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation, Rosary and Service will take place 10am Monday October 17, 2016 at Sunwest Funeral Home. 12525 NW Grand Ave El Mirage, AZ 85335.
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