DENNIS RAMEY, 67
Dennis “Denny” Ramey, 67, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2014 at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 15, 1946 at Pocatello, Idaho, to Charles Donald “Pat” and Edith Georgetta “Mickey” Latham Ramey. He was raised in the Groveland-Rose area and attended school in Groveland and Blackfoot, graduating from Blackfoot High School in 1964. Following graduation Dennis attended Idaho State University, graduating with a certificate of completion in airframes and jet engine and radial engine and all air-cooled aircraft engine maintenance and mechanics. He also studied diesel engine mechanics, auto and electrical mechanics and hydraulics mechanics and repairs at ISU. Denny lived most of his life in Blackfoot, except for a short time spent in Fresno, Calif. and Reno, Nev.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Denny served in the United States Air Force from 1966-1972. While serving he taught mechanics to squadron colleagues while in the U.S. and taught mechanics to the Vietnamese people while serving in VietNam. He learned Vietnamese before serving in VietNam. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Denny enjoyed farming, traveling, restoring old cars and tractors, being outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He was employed as a territory manager and service manager for White Motor Corporation and Borg-Warner Finance for 20 years. He also worked for Basic American Foods for 20 years.
Dennis never married and had no children of his own.
He is survived by his brother, Donald Jacob Ramey of Idaho Falls and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. There will be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 and again for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Groveland Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.