Ramiro Arroyo age 64 of Grandview, WA passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Richland, WA. Ramiro was born in Chucandiro, Michoacan, Mexico on November 6, 1956 to Liborio Arroyo and Melania Jacobo. Ramiro was a skilled welder/iron worker in Morelia, Michoacan and was well known for his craftsmanship. Ramiro had aspirations to be an agronomer but throughout his life struggles, he was unable to complete his education. He immigrated to the United States as an agricultural worker and settled into Prosser, WA where he had spent the last 30 years. Ramiro was a very humble man, dedicated to his family and a very hard working man. He was very generous with people in need and his community. He had a contagious laugh and so many funny stories that even after hearing them for the hundredth time, we would still enjoy every moment of them. In his youth, he participated in speed walking and bicycle riding marathons, was a rodeo bull rider, loved to grow elaborate gardens of vegetables and he loved his pollo rostisado con tortillas. (roasted chicken and tortillas). Ramiro loved music and to sing, dance and be surrounded by family and friends always being the life of the party. He had a magnetic personality that will be missed by all who knew him. Ramiro was a man of routine. He enjoyed weekly shopping trips, stopping at the local tavern in Grandview to play some pull tabs, go to the casino, play pool and cards. Some would say he had a gambling addiction but he totally denied it. He was a great copilot on road trips because he always had a never ending story that would transition into multiple never ending stories. Ramiro had a charismatic story for any occasion that would always make you smile and laugh. He loved animals, raised chickens (and ate them) loved fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maria de La Luz Farfan, his eldest son, Cesar Arroyo (Carrie Stone-Arroyo), Alejandro Arroyo (Erika Patricia Galvan), Ernesto Arroyo (Belinda Diaz), Oscar Arroyo and only daughter Rocio Arroyo who was blessed to be able to have her moment of the father-daughter dance during an impromptu quincenera/sweet sixteen just a few weeks ago. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jennifer, Jaime, Julian, Erick, Kevin, Aaron, Luis, Maria, Alexander and Melanie Rose. Brothers Rodolfo (Celia), Fidel (Susana) and Abraham Arroyo. He was preceded in death by his father Liborio Arroyo, brothers Nicolas Arroyo and Rafael Arroyo and sister Marina Arroyo
Ramiro was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2020 and in addition to diabetes, he fought hard with the support of his family and community. His son Oscar was his caregiver as he went through treatment in Seattle and Kennewick. His immediate local family was so supportive during his illness. We would like to give thanks to all the healthcare professionals at SCCA, Hematology and oncology Kadlec and the whole cancer team that treated him with kindness and empathy.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Ramiro's online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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