Cover photo for Ramon Fernandez's Obituary
1960 "Ray" 2024

Ramon Fernandez

September 10, 1960 — April 27, 2024

Nogales Arizona

Ramon Fernandez, known affectionately as Ray, passed away on April 27, 2024 in Nogales, Arizona. He was born on September 10, 1960, in Guasave Sinaloa.

Ray led a remarkable life filled with diverse experiences that shaped him into the kind and generous soul he was known to be. A graduate of Nogales High School in 1979, Ray embarked on a fulfilling career journey that saw him traverse various jobs, with a particular highlight being his tour of duty in the United States Army's Armored Division. His military service was one of his proudest accomplishments and a chapter of his life that he reflected on with fondness and great pride. He concluded his career at Home Depot, where he dedicated himself to serving the Nogales community.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Ray's true essence shone through in the way he cared for his family and friends. He watched over his nephew with love and devotion during their formative years and played an integral role in caring for his mother, Eustolia "Tola" Fernandez, until the end of her days. Ray's deep-rooted sense of family extended to his surviving loved ones, including his sister Solange F. Brooks, brother-in-law John C Brooks, nephew Jacob F. Brooks and wife Dechelle Brooks.

In addition to being a pillar of support for his family, Ray found joy in simple pleasures like watching football and movies with his cousins Andy, David and Alex. One particular memory that stands out is the time he spent laughing uproariously while watching the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" multiple times during a weekend with his nephew. His infectious laughter reverberated through those around him, leaving lasting impressions of happiness and camaraderie.

Ray's kind nature and unique sense of humor endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His warmth touched the lives of many, including his uncles Felipe Fernandez and family, Andres Espinoza and family, Luis Fernandez and family.

Services to honor and celebrate Ray's life will be held at Martinez Funeral Chapels in Nogales for visitation on May 8th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Mass on May 9th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Although Ray may no longer be with us in person, the memories we hold dear will keep his spirit alive forevermore. His legacy of kindness, humor, and unwavering devotion to family will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to share in his journey. May he rest in peace knowing he was cherished by many and left an indelible mark on those whose lives he touched deeply.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels - Nogales

891 W Mariposa Rd, Nogales, AZ 85621

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Mass

Thursday, May 9, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

272 N Rodriguez St, Nogales, AZ 85621

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