Paul Edward "Eddie" Ramirez, 43, of Verden, Oklahoma, was called home by the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Paul was born April 15, 1969 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to Apolinar & Bessie (Tsotigh) Ramirez. He attended and graduated from Verden High School. Following high school, he attended college at OU for one year and then Southwestern Oklahoma State University for one year. He enlisted into the US Navy in 1989. His basic training was taken at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was on board the USS Sterrett in Subic Bay, Phillipines from 1990-1993. He was on board the USS O"Brian, Yokosuka, Japan from 1994-1997. He was stationed at USCINCPAC Camp Smith, Hawaii as a tomahawk strike planner, Commander in Chief, Pacific Forces as staff for CINCPAC, J-3. Paul served in Desert Storm, Southern Watch and the Kuwait Liberation Force. He is a member of the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society. His Kiowa name, Tane gool daw (Red Heart), is derived from his grandmother, Josephine Calisay of Kodaseet's great grandfather, a noted Kiowa Warrior. This Kiowa Warrior, although he was a young man, was a noted Kiowa Warrior. He was so well known that he was recorded in the Anko calendar. He was the hereditary owner of the Kiowa Medicine Lance (Zabot) It was shaped and adorned like an arrow. It came originally from the Crow Tribe. he was killed in the winter of 1868-69, while on a raiding party in Texas by a white man. With all his military records listed above, Paul E. Ramirez deserves this great Kiowa Warrior's Name.
Paul had a passion for trains and would sit with his buddies for hours watching trains go by. He loved to travel and had traveled all around the world including the countries of Russia, China, Australia, Saudia Arabia and Kuwait. He coached a girls little league softball team in Oxnard, California. He loved dogs and animals. He was an avid picture taker and enjoyed it very much. Paul was a very kind hearted, giving comical and fun loving person to be around. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his parents: Apolinar & Bessie Ramirez of Verden; God parents: Juanita & Doug Neufield of Torrence, California; two brothers: Michael Ray Satepauhoodle of Lawton & Kenneth Wayne Satepauhoodle of Verden, two sisters: Jo Kathy Ethridge of Chickasha and Kristi Longhat and husband, Micheal of Verden; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Paul is preceded in death by his grandparents: Martin & Bessie Ramirez and Rev. Sherwood & Josephine (Calisay) Tsotigh.
Wake service will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Anadarko with Rev. Sonny Ware, officiating.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Anadarko with Father Joseph Schwarz, officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Condolences may be sent to the family at smithfuneralservices.com.