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Ysidro N. 'Chango AKA Cheto' Ramos

September 28, 1943 — February 1, 2024


Ysidro N. ‘Chango AKA Cheto’ Ramos, of Lubbock, passed away peacefully in his home on February 1, 2024, he was 80 years old. Ysidro was born to Adolfo and Natividad (Nevarez) Ramos on September 28, 1943.

Ysidro was born in Spur, Texas, and later in his childhood his family moved to the West Texas Plains area near Denver City where he attended school in Plains, Texas. In 1954, the family moved again to the northeast Lubbock countryside where he attended school in Idalou, Texas.

Growing up, he was given the nickname “Chango” by his grandfather, Alfredo, because he was always climbing on “EVERYTHING”. Always a rambunctious child, his mom and dad had a hard time keeping him from exploring and staying clean, even when given a new pair of shoes that he was told to keep clean. Later in his years, Chango became “Cheto”, which most people know him by today. During his time in Idalou, he was a member of The American National Red Cross, circa 1958, and graduated from Idalou High School in 1962.

A few years later, he started his career working at Dennis Brothers Printers in 1965, as an apprentice working in letterpress. With hard work, he became the head printer running the offset printers for over 40 years, only having to retire after battling stage 4 colon cancer and years later in which he also beat gallbladder cancer.

Shortly after starting at DBP, he met the love of his life, Marie Garza. They met in 1968, and were married soon after in 1969, spending 52 years together through thick and thin. Mom and Dad weathered it all, until her passing in July of 2021. 

Over his 40 years at DBP, he worked on many different projects, such as the Texas Music Educator Association ‘TMEA’, ABC Rodeo, Furr’s Cafeteria Coupon Books, multiple commissioned prints from an array of local artists including newsletters for many of the local area churches such as Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, he also printed the little-known Highland Papers and The Tumbleweed. He also helped his sister, Lupe, who worked by his side for most of the 40 years with countless graduation invitations from all over the local area high schools, as well as the Texas Tech University School of Law and TTUHSC School of Medicine. He knew every machine in the print shop, inside and out, and how to operate and repair them. From the oldest of the old, to the newest most advanced printer, he could run them all. He worked hard day in and day out, without complaining or allowing anybody to make it about him. He worked tirelessly for his wife, daughter, and son. Even after his retirement, he would still go back to the shop and help where he could and if he could, he would still be working there “today”. 

In retirement, he loved working on and repairing any small engine. From lawnmowers, to weed eaters, he would work on anything that allowed him to be challenged. He would find these types of items on Facebook Marketplace and would ask his daughter to negotiate the seller down to $5. He would also practice as an amateur horticulturist, always trying something different every year and using his grandchildren as guinea pigs to see if they were ripe. He would also spend countless hours playing Solitaire, or the little know ‘Spider Solitaire’, on his circa 2007 desktop computer, in which he probably beat every possible combination ever known to mankind! He was known for enjoying a Coke “Classic”, wearing plaid shirts of any color, his iconic mustache, and mowing his dirt yard. Dad will be greatly missed, loved and will never be forgotten.

Ysidro is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 50 years, Marie Garza Ramos, his parents, granddaughter, Maricela Iglesias; son-in-law, Gilbert Iglesias; and niece, Rosalinda Ramos.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Christine Iglesias; grandchildren, Jesse Cantu, Samantha Ramos, Vincent Iglesias, and Cydnee Iglesias; great-granddaughter, Adalyn Cantu; son, Jaime Ramos (Andrea); grandchildren, Jaymison Ramos (Elizabeth), Uriah Ramos, and Dynah Ramos (Jacob); and siblings, Julio Ramos and Lupe Gomez.

The family invites extended family and friends to join them for a time of visitation on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 2:00PM to 6:00PM at Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 6:00PM following the visitation. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 1:00PM at Combest Family Funeral Homes in Lubbock. Following the funeral service, Cheto will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park, in Lubbock, Texas. Gilbert Ramos, Jesse Cantu, Samantha Ramos, Jaymison Ramos, Uriah Ramos, Dynah Ramos, Vincent Iglesias, and Cydnee Iglesias will serve as pallbearers.

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