Francisco Ramirez

August 18, 1924 - February 2, 2021
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Francisco Ramirez was born on August 18, 1924 in Laredo Texas to Margarita Ortiz Ramirez and Jesus Ramirez Sr.

He loved his wife Maria del Socorro Gonzalez, whom he married on November 29,1953. He was a great family man and made many sacrifices to provide for them. He was a member of Our Lady Of Guadalupe parish for several years, and later on began attending mass at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church with his family.

He was always proud of his military service. He was drafted in July, 1943.  He saw action with the 172nd Inf. Regt. in New Guinea and Luzon in the Philippine Islands. He received the Purple Heart, and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He was honorably discharged at Fort Sam Houston in Texas on October 29, 1945.

After several jobs, he worked as a store manager for a small grocery store (Jiffy) located on San Bernardo Ave. across from Martin High School. Years later, he managed several other convenience stores until his retirement. As a retiree, he enjoyed doing yard work at his home and taking care of his grandchildren. He loved all his grandchildren and great grandchildren and treasured the time he spent with them.

He very much enjoyed attending Veteran’s Day celebrations at his grandchildren’s schools and participated in these events from their elementary years through their high school years.

He came to value education and when his oldest daughter decided to leave Laredo to attend the University of Texas, he gave her his blessing. All four of his daughters earned college degrees.

He is preceded in death by his wife of almost 66 years (Maria Del Socorro Gonzalez Ramirez), his parents, (Margarita Ortiz Ramirez and Jesus Ramirez Sr.). His only brother, (Jesus Ramirez Jr.) and  nephews ( Alfredo, Alfonso, and Arturo Ramirez)

He leaves behind, four daughters, Diana Elva R. Carter (Alfred Carter), Elma R. Ramirez (Fernando R Ramirez), Maria Ester R. Guillen (Tomas Guillen-deceased) and Maria Francisca R Mitchell (Gary Mitchell).  Grandchildren, Christian P Carter, Alejandro R. Ramirez, Selina L. Ramirez, Clarissa Harris (Kevin), Sophia Guillen, David Guillen (Kendra), Jacob Guillen, Jennifer Mitchell-Langlanais (Ashlie), and Samantha Y. Mitchell.

Great Grandchildren, Noah Harris, Addison Harris, Annabelle Harris, Josiah Fuentes and Arianna Fuentes. Several nieces and nephew.

The family will have a private gathering on Monday, February 8, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. A Holy Rosary will begin at 8:00 am. Funeral services will continue to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church where a Mass will begin at 9:30 am. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.

Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of all, the family will also be live streaming the Holy Rosary at on Monday, starting at 8:00 am.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 8:00 am

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Time: 9:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: August 18, 1924
Died: February 2, 2021

Condolences for Francisco Ramirez

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Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.


James & Martha (Lopez) Pappas posted on 2/10/21

Dear Ramirez family, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Ramirez.


Jesus & Dolores Ramirez, posted on 2/8/21

Tio Pancho. My memory of him, a very gentle, caring man. You are now in the presence of our Lord. To the girls Diana, Elma, Ester, and Frances, the Lord will give you strength and guidance in this time. In Christ Jesus, Chuy & Dolores


Eddie Rodríguez posted on 2/8/21

I had the privilege in meeting Mr. Francisco at the Norton Street church of christ. Building. He spend part of one evening in my office. With his soft spoken voice and docile character, he enlighten my mind with his war stories. I thoroughly enjoy his company and him. In just a short time that <I spend with him, a saw in him a man of commitments and hard work. I am sure that he has left impression throughout his family. He will turtle be missed by this world. And most of all, by his loving family. On the have of the Church of Christ, to which I am a minister, and the Rodríguez family, our sincere condolences to the Ramirez family. We will continue our prayers on your behalf. God bless and comfort every one of you.


Eddie Rodríguez posted on 2/6/21

My name is Eddie Rodríguez, minister for the church of christ. I remember spending time with Mr. Francisco Ramirez in my office as the ladies attendant a ladies conference at Norton st. C o C. It was a pleasure spending that time with him. He enlighten my mind with his beautiful war stories. His pleasant manner in doing so, does bring to light to your description of him in your obituary. To the Ramirez family, from the church of christ family, and the Rodríguez family, our deepest sincere condolences during this difficult time of your life. We truly have lost a beloved family member and friend. My God of comfort, comfort all of you during this time. Eddie Rodríguez Corpus Christi, Tx.


Martha/Carlos E. Hernandez & Family posted on 2/6/21

Our sincerest sympathies on the passing of your dear father, Mr. Francisco Ramirez. May perpetual light shine on his soul. We also thank him for his service to our country.


Martha/Carlos E. Hernandez & Family posted on 2/6/21

In memory of Francisco Ramirez, Martha/Carlos E. Hernandez & Family lit a candle


Daniel Perales posted on 2/6/21

Our sincerest condolences to the Ramirez Family, especially our friend Elma. Mona and I are truly sadden by this sad occasion knowing how much you loved and cared for you dad. May God grant you peace and tranquility knowing he is resting in peace with our Lord.


Juan Roel Gonzalez posted on 2/5/21

May he Rest In Peace and be by the side of our lord


Sylvia Hernandez posted on 2/5/21

I want to sent my love and my condolences to all my cousins and there family. I know how hard it is to let go someone you love with all your heart. But I know my Tio is resting in the hands of our precious god and he is celebrating a new life with my Tia Soco and my Parents and Grandparents. Love you all I will have you in my prayers.