Ralph, our dear one, we will always remember your sweet ways, your fine qualities always! We love you!
  • 60 years old
  • Born on September 1, 1953 in Montebello, California, United States.
  • Passed away on March 25, 2014 in Whittier, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our dearest loved one, Ralph Arthur Nuñez.  He was only 60 years old.  We lost him too soon and our hearts are hurting in a big way.

He was born on September 1, 1953 and he brought our family much joy.  I first saw him when he was born.  He was a very happy baby.  We  both went to Whittier High School for a duration; later he went to Pioneer High School.

Well, he always treasured the memory of ourselves in high school. He frequently related those times to me because he remembered that I alone wanted to walk with him in between classes and lunch time. He always noticed the "little things, and I am thankful to have him as my very own brother my whole life.  
Later we worked together and carpooled.  He was a lot of fun just being good about being himself.  It is his faith in God, his sincerity and wholeheartedness that made him who he became.
Years later, Ralph took ill.  Then at age 60 (mid-March 2014), Ralph became severely ill, so he self-admitted to Whittier Hospital but he died on March 25, 2014. We do not understand why the hospital didn't call our home, for surely the Coronor did.  That was shocking, to say the least.  

So we are all  grieving over losing him.   Ralph was the "apple" of Mama's eye, and it was so easy to see why.  I've known him all of my life and he was mindful about all of us.  Life wasn't easy for him, for his health took a toll.  My sisters and I are glad that this didn't happen while Mama was alive, for the agony would have killed her.

Our brother was a very generous person, considerate and kind.  He had deep faith in God and His written Word, The Holy Bible. ~ There are so many good attributes to describe him. ~ he was a hearty worker during his employment years.  Especially, though, It brought him much joy to buy Mama earrings and fine jewelry along with giving to others.

Ralph was a giver.  He always gave of himself, his time, energies, from his heart and, O God in heaven, we miss him dearly!

All we really want is closure.  The time and place are yet to be determined.

In advance, thank you for leaving your name as a tribute and a note if you are inclined to do so.

Ralph is survived by:

Viviana Eileen Forrest, Miriam Anna Parker, Monica Anna Barksdale, sisters; Peter Nunez, III, brother.
Joseph John Baglio, Kerry Leigh Forrest, Jerry Wayne Parker, Sr., Theodore Raymond Barksdale ~ Brothers-in-law
Aaron Michael Sanchez, Eric James Baglio, Jeffrey Leonard Miller, Jerry Wayne Parker, Jr. ~ Nephews
Candy Eileen Forrest, Tara Dee Nuñez, Camera Rhiana Parker, Adora Angela, Jessica Rose Mary & Rebecca Grace Barksdale ~ Nieces
This website only allows 3 photos. 


Posted by Miriam Parker on 26th March 2018
Another year passes by and I still think about you a lot, Ralph. I think about you when I hear music or artists you liked and I miss your guitar-playing, too. Neil Young and Bob Dylan will always remind me of you. I love you and hope to see you in Eternity. Jesus Saves! God bless you, Ralph.
Posted by Christopher Edwards on 26th March 2018
Ralph when we were young, I never forget the laughs, and the good times we had. Playing guitars, you taught me chords. You , Marcus called me family, brother. I missed you through the years because that is how life works. So brother as you rest waiting to rise again when our Lord Jesus calls, I look forward seeing you, Marcus and Mom again brother.
Posted by Viviana Eileen-Nuñez For... on 2nd September 2016
My dear Ralph, knowing you're not suffering gives me a measure of peace. You'd be 63 this year. . . I miss your beautiful smile and the hugs and kisses we'd give each other. Very soon we'll all be able to welcome you back to life on earth! We'll be able to welcome Daddy, Mama and Marcus back, too, and you'll see how peaceful life was meant to be, especially with no more death, nor the grip it has on mankind. Jesus Christ is now reigning and life will be wonderful, with no horrible memories to think about. (Rev.21:3,4) My love for you is strong, and we'll enjoy many new days together as a whole family.
Posted by R G on 25th March 2016
Brother Ralph Though its been many years since last seeing you I have always thought of you as such a good friend One of the all time best You were 5 years older than me yet you never once talked down to me I was just talking with a friend earlier today and about how you would say to eat more preservatives so that way we would all live longer, you could be so funny I couldn't remember the exact date we lost you but I knew I remembered it was 2 years ago then just got this email notice, a coincidence, I wonder? So I thought I'd share that memory with your other loved ones You Pal Forever, Randel
Posted by Miriam Parker on 2nd September 2015
Yesterday was your 62nd birthday, and I can 't believe it's already been 2 years since you've gone, Ralph. Every September I mark the calendar with a heart around the 1st and your name. I will miss you forever until we meet again, Ralph. Your musical advice, appreciation, and you sense of humor will always be in my heart. I will see you in eternity, Ralph! We can play guitars and sing together! It will be awesome. <3 I love you, brother! <3
Posted by Miriam Parker on 1st September 2014
Still missing you, Ralph. I think about you all the time. When I'm driving my car I sometimes hear songs that remind me of you.....especially songs by Neil Young, John Lennon, Bob Dylan... Remember when we played Beatles' songs on our guitars at your work all night? Good ol' days... We've had some great times laughing and being silly together, too. Today would have been your 61st birthday... I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVERMORE, RALPH! <3
Posted by Viviana Eileen-Nuñez For... on 1st September 2014
O Ralph, today (Sept 1) you would have been 61. Many memories of you flood through my mind and emotions. You've always been a good brother to me, even in your later years. I'm glad we hugged and kissed whenever we saw each other. Christ Jesus will call you, and you will arise from the Grave. I'm looking forward to throwing you a "Welcome Back" party. xxxooo
Posted by Miriam Parker on 24th July 2014
Here's a flower lain down for you, Ralph. I miss your sense of humor, your laughter, and your voice. The only good thing is that you are at peace now. Rest In Peace, Ralph..... And know that you are always in my heart.
Posted by R G on 30th June 2014
Dear Ralph From your old pal Avocado eyes You were always such a good friend Not only with me, but as far as I remember To the world and everyone we came in contact with I miss the old days when we would ride all over LA and OC Especially in Hollywood We always had such a good time I miss you my very good friend, Randel
Posted by R G on 30th June 2014
And also by the way, we Love you Eternally Catfish from me and Ruby Dooby Rooster in our spirits forever The Lord I know will always have your soul forever with you and us Rest In Peace Thanks for the great dreams
Posted by Viviana Eileen-Nuñez For... on 20th June 2014
Today is June 20, 2014 ~ Everyone, my brother meant so much to me. He took seriously ill ~ We need your prayers, please. Love, Viviana
Posted by Bambi Crossland on 20th June 2014
so sorry for your loss!! from a friend of viviana's..
Posted by Paul Tolmas on 20th June 2014
Rest in peace Ralph. Say, "hello" to Marcus for me.
Posted by Michael Porras on 20th June 2014
Hey Ralph, thinking of and remembering the good times I had with you, your mom, Miriam and Monica! :) Thanks bud!!! ;)
Posted by Miriam Parker on 19th June 2014
Ralph, my dear brother: I will be missing you until we catch up with each other with Jesus, Mama, Daddy, and Marcus; but for now you are sorely missed. Chester, Camera, and I wanted to go see you, but never made it in time. We are all so sorry. We do not realize how hard life is when you are homeless, but I thought you would be here for a lot longer. The good thing is, you're at peace now. I will always remember how well you played Blackbird and The Needle and the Damage Done. You did a great job on Bob Dylan songs with your harmonica, too! I love you forevermore, Ralph. Until we meet again, may Jehovah God bless your soul. In Jesus' precious name: Amen.
Posted by Viviana Eileen-Nuñez For... on 19th June 2014
I'm laying this flower for you, my dear brother ~ I love you so much!
Posted by Shin Méra on 19th June 2014
I want to lay a flower and light a candle. so here is my flower. Ralph was protective, loving, kind, generous. What more can you want from an uncle? I wish you were still here Ralph I still wanted to see you <3
Posted by Shin Méra on 19th June 2014
I love you Ralph here is a candle <3 You are forever in my heart. I love you.
Posted by Monica Barksdale on 19th June 2014
I have missed you for many years Ralph. I know you are in heaven with Mama and Marcus and that brings me some comfort, but I miss you all very much!! I was your "little pony" cuz you always thought I was fiesty. You were a great brother to me and I hold onto the precious good memories of times we shared together when we were younger. You were an amazing guitarist and I remember the nights we spent hanging out around the kitchen table with you and your 12 string Guild guitar. I have always loved you and I always will. I am grateful that I can count on God's promise to see you again one day and am looking forward to it and pray it will be soon. In your memory, I will share a scripture that I cling to when those I love leave me and this world. "We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore, encourage each other with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18
Posted by Eric Baglio on 19th June 2014
You will be missed Uncle Ralph! I will remember the good memories we shared while my mother was living with you and when you took me to your work to play on the computer!

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