Mr. Ramirez was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Beeville. He served in the U.S. Marines and married Yolanda Ortiz in Beeville on Oct. 25, 1969. He was a retired postal carrier and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW Post #9170, American Legion Post #274 and was the local coordinator for the Bee County Veterans Honor Guard.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Yolanda Ramirez, on Jan. 10, 2010.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Mae (Victor) Gomez of Beeville; two grandsons, Benjamin Javier Gomez and Matthew Alejandro Gomez; two brothers, Joe (Cathy) Treviño of Beeville and Pete (Rosie) Treviño of Freer; a sister, Estella Gonzales of Beeville; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Molina of Beeville; mother-in-law, Lucia Ortiz of Beeville; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, with Rev. Richard Gonzales officiating. Burial followed in Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were members of the American Legion Post #274, Becy Ochoa and Joe Richard Rodriguez; VFW Post #9170, John Snyder and Onie Lopez; and Vietnam Veterans of America, John Salinas and Rudy Garcia.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Bee County Veterans Honor Guard, Jesse S. Gonzales and Richard Rodriguez; and all members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW Post #9170 and the American Legion Post #274.
Angelus Funeral Home