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.