ALTON – Maria Guadalupe Ramirez Blanco passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Alton, Mrs. Blanco was born on June 13, 1924, in Matamoros, Tamps., Mex. to Fidencio and Manuela Blanco.
Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Martin Ramirez; children, Dora E. Guajardo, Oscar Ramirez, Guadalupe Alvarez, Elodia Ozuna, Anabelia Ramirez, Martin Ramirez, Rosember Ramirez, Aracely De La Cruz, Janie Salinas and Frances Ramirez Martinez; brother, Gilberto Blanco; and 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ramon Ramirez.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Flores Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.