Guadalupe “Bo” Ramirez, 54, of Carlsbad, NM, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Carlsbad Medical Center.
Visitation will be at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel followed by a vigil at 6:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at San Jose Catholic Church with Fr. Juan Carlos Ramirez officiating. Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bo was born August 8, 1967 in Carlsbad, NM, to Joel and Natividad “Nati” Ramirez. He graduated in 1985 from Carlsbad High School. In late 1986, he married Olga Echavarria in Carlsbad, NM.
Bo joined the U.S. Army in 1986. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Infantry Division. He served in Operation Just Cause – the Invasion of Panama, Hurricane Andrew, Operation Desert Shield, and Operation Desert Storm. Bo was awarded a Bronze star, the Army Commendation Medal and the Expert Infantry Badge. Bo continued his military career by working full-time with the New Mexico National Guard. He was also a member of the US Army Wrestling Team.
Bo received his Bachelor’s degree in Education and pursued a teaching career. Bo taught at Carlsbad High School and coached wrestling. He was passionate about wrestling. He spent many hours wrestling, coaching wrestling, and traveling throughout New Mexico to wrestling tournaments. He enjoyed spending weekends on a wrestling mat either wrestling, coaching or refereeing.
Bo ended his career as a Park Ranger with the National Parks Service.
Bo enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, they never failed to put a smile on his face. You could always find him riding his bike all over town.
Bo was an active member of the San Jose Catholic Church. He taught CCD for many years and was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Society.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Natividad Ramirez.
Bo is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Olga; his three children who he was very proud of: Ivan Ramirez (Katie), Logan Ramirez (Abrianiza), and Alexis Ramirez, all residents of Carlsbad, NM; his grandchildren: Kevin Ramirez, Noah Ramirez, Nyx Ramirez and Rosalie Ramirez.
Survivors also include his stepfather, Bill Salcido; brothers: Joel Ramirez of Odessa, Texas, Edwin Joe of College Station, Texas, and Sim Ramirez of Albuquerque, NM; sisters: Gloria Gonzales (Tony) of Brenman, Texas, Judy Rodriguez (Danny) of Odessa, Texas, Alice Ramirez of Odessa, Texas and Bernadette Lara (Victor) of Carlsbad, NM; father-in-law, Robert Echavarria; mother-in-law, Cecilia Echavarria; brothers-in-law: Ricky and Robert Echavarria; sisters-in-law: Sally and Patsy Echavarria, Sylvia Martinez (Eddy) and Carol Campos (Abel).