Ramon R. Licon, first born son of Ramon and Rosenda Licon, age 85 passed away on March 18, 2014. Ramon came from a musical background; his father was an accomplished violinist. Although Ramon started by playing the violin, within a few years he discovered his true love – the guitar. He devoted the rest of his life to developing his guitar skills. As a youth, he received a scholarship to study guitar in Spain. Even at an early age, he began playing with professional groups and appeared on the Grand Ole Opry while traveling with Lefty Frizzel. He later trained his younger brothers, and the trio toured California, Colorado and New Mexico. Later, Ramon settled in Albuquerque where he met his wife, Sandra Kennedy-Licon and continued his musical profession for many years. Eventually, he returned home to Roswell where he spent his remaining years providing musical performances for several local venues including, but not limited to; the Country Club, the Roswell Inn, the Pasta Café and often donated his time and talents at the Roswell Joy Center and New Mexico Military Institute.
Ramon is survived by his wife; Sandra Kennedy-Licon, his sons; Jesse and Gilbert Licon, his daughters; Carmen Vigil and Mary Licon, his sister, Elisa Romero, his step-Children; Valerie Ward and Gabriel Pino Vasquez, his grandsons; Mario Joseph, and Isaac Vigil, Daniel Licon Jr., Alejandro Licon, his granddaughters; Mellisa Chavez, Denise Denis, Natalie Roberts, Melanie, Angelina Licon, Alicia and Alexia Licon.
He was preceded in death by his father; Ramon Licon Sr., his mother Rosenda Licon, his brothers; Rudolpho and Jose Licon, his sisters; Minnie Garcia and Helen Nulf and his son; Daniel Licon.
Services will take place Monday, March 24, 2014 at Ballard Funeral Home at 11:00 A.M.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com