Funeral services for Ralph Gauna, 82, Lawrence, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He went peacefully to be with the Lord, Friday, August 8, 2014 at his home.
He was born on October 7, 1931 in Lecompton, KS the son of Manuel and Elvira (Garcia) Gaona.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He married the love of his life Erminia “Ermie” Garcia on August 5, 1977 in De Soto, KS. She preceded him in death February 9, 2011.
Survivors include seven children, Margaret Garcia and husband, Sonny, Lawrence, Irene Garcia, of the home, Nancy Lawson and husband Lewis, Topeka, Felicia Miller and husband, Michael, Overland Park, KS, Alice Gauna Galindo and husband, Julio, of Topeka; Albert Gauna, of Lawrence, Leon Garcia, Jr., of the home; 14 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren; five sisters, Lazara Romero and husband, Frank, Lawrence, Seveina Del Campo, Lawrence, Martha Gomez and husband, Bill, Topeka, Lupe Villegas, Topeka, Mary Mosgueda, Topeka; three brothers, Tony Gauna and wife, Theresa, Lawrence, Enrique Gauna, Mexico and Manuel Gauna, Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Doris Gauna.
The family will greet friends from 7 – 9 p.m. with a Parish Rosary that will be recited at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 12th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Douglas County Hospice or Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
rest in peace uncle ralph i love you so much
Descansa en paz abuelo …te quiero mucho! U will be missed dearly
You will be missed dearly Ralph, We were like the three amegoes Myself. LaLa and you, we travel from Mexico to Lawrence, were me made are home. Visited, Danced, family gathering, oh what fun they were. Now my Brother, go in Peace to serve the Lord in Heaven and I shall see you, when we meet again. Love your Brother, Tony
Thoughts and Prayers going out to all of Ralph’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Ralph. He was very well liked by all that knew him. Always had a smile on his face not to mention his great sense of humour. I’m so glad to have had the chance to work with him and know him. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him. R.I.P My Buddy
I am so sorry for your loss..Theresa
Sorri for y’all loss…my prayers are with the family during this difficult time
I was so sorry to see of Ralphs passing. I was out of the country when Ermie passed away in 2011, but I sure thought the world of her and Ralph both. I hope some day we’ll be able to have a cold beer & a few laughs together again. As Ralph used to say, ” see you later my friend”.
Rest in Peace Ralph, you were quite the guy!