PENITAS – Maria Z. Ramirez, 87, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, at her Penitas residence. Born on April 20, 1928 to Guadalupe and Benilde Zamora, she was raised most of her life in Penitas, and had recently celebrated her 87th birthday surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-six (66) years, Jose Ramirez, Jr.; her children, Irma Nelda Ramirez, Jose Ramirez III, Fernando Ramirez, Servando Ramirez, Gerardo Ramirez, Jaime Ramirez, Lisa Ann Garcia, Anysia Roxana Trevino, Cesar Ramirez; her siblings, Benilde Ramirez, Juan, Soid, Hilda Tomlinson, Guadalupe, Jr., Abelardo, Joel, and Noel; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her eldest son, Efrain; her brothers, Eugenio, Noe, Ruben, Julian, and Hector; and sisters, Guadalupe Moreno and Belia Garza.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Peñitas. Interment will follow to Rio Grande Valley State Veteran’s Cemetery in Mission.