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 www.freddickey.com 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 www.freddickey.com
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
A Holy Rosary will begin at 8:00 am
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Time: 9:30 am