Genaro Ramirez

December 10, 1940 - December 8, 2016
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           Genaro Ramirez

          December 10, 1940 – December 8, 2016

Psalm 116:15

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.


Mr. Genaro Ramirez, 75, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Genaro graduated from Martin High School in 1959.  He volunteered to serve his country in the United States Army shortly thereafter.  He was trained as a missile specialist but later became an MP.  He was stationed in Alaska during the Cuban Missile crisis.  Genaro served his contracted honorably.  His service time was extended for several months with what is presently called Stop Loss.  Happy to return to Laredo’s warm weather, he began working as a parts specialist at Gonzalez Auto Parts.  Before retiring he worked for Webb County El Aguila as a driver.

His daughters and grandchildren filled his life with pride and joy.  His marriage to Irma expanded his family.  Nothing was closer to Genaro’s heart than our Lord and his family.  Genaro will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Irma Novoa, his daughters and family

Mr. Ramirez is preceded in death by his parents; Juan M. and Aurora Ramirez and brother: Juan M. Ramirez, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 20 years of marriage, Irma Novoa Ramirez, children: Zelina (Keith) Novoa Jacoby, Jennifer (Jessie) Robertson and Jo Ann (Carlos) Barahona, grandchildren: Christopher Jacoby, Michael Jacoby, Celeste, Camryn, Adam Robertson, Jasmine and Sophia Barahona, siblings: Genie (Joseph) Drouillard, Diana (Jose Luis) Arambula, Raul R. (Norma) Ramirez, Thelma Ramirez and Alberto Ramirez, sister-in-law: Dora E. Ramirez, many other nephews, nieces and other relatives.

The family received guests Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A Holy Rosary was recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services were held Monday, December 12, 2016, departing the funeral home at 10:20 am for 11:00 am mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  Interment followed to the Memorial Gardens of Laredo Cemetery.  Full military honors were provided by the American Legion Post 59. Family had a reception service after interment at the funeral home.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church


2219 Galveston
Laredo, Texas 78043

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016

Memorial Gardens of Laredo Cemetery


HWY 359
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: December 10, 1940
Died: December 8, 2016

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Sarah Bryce posted on 12/21/16

I'm so glad you had each other. How lucky he was to have found you. I know he has a wonderful view from Heaven and is looking after you. He will want you to be happy again, as do we. What a lucky man he has been to have these years with you. I know you will be OK soon as you are strong and wise and faithful. I'm so sorry I can't be there with you. Bill forbids my trying the trip and I guess he is correct. But I'm wanting to be with you, and am with you in my heart. All blessings and love, Sarah and Bill


Arabella Adame posted on 12/13/16

Irma, I am so sorry to hear about the death of you husband Genaro. I like you, call my home Laredo and Austin. I consider myself very fortunate to have met you in 1975 in Austin. I felt lost in Austin, but you made me feel at home at Austin High School, as one of the Assistant Principals. And years later, to my surprise, you became Principal at my second high school. You joined the great family of Johnston. You were very much missed after your retirement, but you should know that you impacted many lives as an educator. I was glad to hear that you built a new life in Laredo and married Genaro. So I am sure you will deeply miss him, but know that our thoughts and prayers of your friends in Austin are with you and your family. Your friend always, Arabella Gonzalez Adame


Jose Escobedo posted on 12/13/16

I would like to offer my codolences to the family. I knew Genero some years age and hadn't seen him for some time.I am real sorry for your loss.


Agustin A. Laurel posted on 12/12/16

To the Ramirez family, I am so sorry for your loss. Genaro was a good guy. I fondly remember him. He always had a smile on his face. I am sorry I didn't get a chance to go to the service, but I just found out about thus tragic news. My best to the family. And again my deepest condolences.


Maria Teresa Veliz posted on 12/12/16

Our condolences to the Ramirez family. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers for the family. From the De La Fuente, Mike, Ma. Elena, Juan, Gabriel n Ma. Teresa


Sanda Acevedo Herzik posted on 12/11/16

Manci, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


gigi posted on 12/11/16

Reciban nuestras condolencias. Sabemos que el perder a un ser querido en la muerte es muy doloroso por eso queremos compartir con ustedes el consuelo que Dios nos da mediante las escrituras. Por ejemplo Dios nos promete eliminar para siempre toda maldad y sufrimiento, en Isaías 33:24 dice que llegara el día en que nadie dirá "estoy enfermo". Además dice que eliminará la muerte, en Revelación o Apocalipsis 21:4 dice que "Dios limpiara toda lágrima de los ojos y la muerte no será más". Y por último en Hechos 24:15 dice que "va ha haber una resurrección". Entonces podemos ver que nuestro creador Jehova Dios nos promete grandes cambios en los que muy pronto podremos disfrutar sin tener miedo a nada. Y les devolverá la vida a nuestros seres queridos que hayan muerto y así poder disfrutar de todo La Paz con ellos.


Luis Vela, Jr. posted on 12/11/16

Dear Irma and Family: We were saddened to hear about the demise of Genero. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. I met Jerry many years ago through his late brother, Juan, who worked with me at the U. S. Post Office. Jerry and I became very good friends for many years. We will miss him. May God have Jerry in everlasting peace and happiness in heaven, and may it be your consolation to find in God above strength in His understanding and comfort in His love during these saddened and difficult times in your lives. Please know that we, too, share in your grief. May happy memories fill your hearts and lift the burden of sadness and grief into joy as also have of Jerry. May God give you comfort and peace by knowing that Jerry left behind happy memories. May God bless you. You have our love and our sympathy. Sincerely yours in friendship and deep affection, Louie and Sylvia Vela, and Family


Guillermo Medrano, jr. posted on 12/10/16

my deepest condolences to the Ramirez family- I knew Genaro,and all his family since the 1950s.He and Juan were good friends.


Bob & Bitsy Beckman posted on 12/10/16

Dearest Manci, and family, We are thinking of you, in the loss of your loved one, with the sympathy that words cannot express. God Bless.


Derly Rivera posted on 12/10/16

Irma. A number of people you know and worked with in Austin are thinking of you. Abrazos calurosos, Derly


Anita Linscomb posted on 12/9/16

JoAnn, my sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of bereavement. Please know I will be praying for you and your family. Anita