Gilbert James Ramos was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 8, 1947 to Antonio and Candida Ramos. Before he was a year old, his family moved to California. The majority of Gilbert’s early years were spent in Winters, California, but, in 1958, the Ramos family moved to Arbuckle to begin almond farming. Gilbert was a 1965 graduate of Pierce High School and 1969 graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After college, Gilbert went to work for Coastal Ag Chem in Oxnard and Lompoc. In 1972, Gilbert and his family returned to Arbuckle to work with his father and uncle on Ramos Brothers Ranch. Through four generations, the ranch has grown and now includes Gilbert’s nephew Michael Kley working under the name Ramos & Kley Ranch.
Gil was well known in Colusa County serving in many leadership roles over the years. He was an active member of the Arbuckle Lions Club, Arbuckle 4-H, Arbuckle Little League, Colusa County Farm Bureau, Colusa County Fair Board, Colusa County Farm Show Board, State Farm Bureau, and Resource Conservation Board. He was also involved in KK & R Orchards and Cortina Hulling and Shelling. When not farming or serving the community, he enjoyed golf, travel, and photography.
Gil is survived by his longtime companion Christy Scofield, daughter; Shelly (Kevin) Morris of Brentwood, sisters; Gloria (Jim) Kley of Magalia, Maria (Duane) Jenkins of Arbuckle, grandchildren; Adam Morris and Abbey Morris, aunt; Juanita (Frank) Nobriga, Christy’s family; Bart (Diane) Scofield, Derek (May) Scofield, Daniel, Dustin, Addison, Addiaha, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gil is preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Candida Ramos.
A visitation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5:00pm.-8:00pm. at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 5th street, Colusa CA. Graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Arbuckle Cemetery, 400 State Highway 99, Arbuckle CA with a reception to follow at the Arbuckle Golf Course, 5918 Hillgate Rd, Arbuckle, CA 95912.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Gilbert’s name to the Colusa County Jr. Fair Board, 1303 10th Street Highway 20, Colusa, CA, Donor Network West, 12667 Alcosta Boulevard Suite 500, San Ramon, CA 94583 (www.donornetworkwest.org), or Arbuckle Fire Department, 506 Lucas Street, Arbuckle, CA 95912.