In loving memory of Carmel “Carmen” Ramirez
Carmen, a beacon of love and compassion, passed away on October 28, 2023 at the age of 80. She was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Her life was a testament to the power of caring for others. Carmen had an extraordinary talent for nurturing those she crossed paths with. Her love language was simple yet profound – she expressed her affection through the joy of feeding people. Whether it was a hearty meal or a simple batch of buñelos, her culinary creations were a source of comfort and warmth for family and friends.
In her precious moments of leisure, Carmen found solace in the pages of books, the magic of movies, and the melodies of music. Her passions provided a window into her beautiful soul, inviting others to share in the wonder and artistry that enriched her life.
Carmen was not only a nurturing presence but also a tireless advocate for equality and education. She firmly believed in the principles of justice and equal opportunity for all. Her advocacy inspired those around her to stand up for what is right and work toward a fairer world. She was a driving force in encouraging people to pursue knowledge and continue their education, believing that it was the key to personal growth and societal progress.
Her legacy of love, kindness, and a deep commitment to making the world a better place will continue to live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind. Carmen will be dearly missed, but her spirit will forever remain an enduring source of inspiration and love.
She is proceeded in death by her paternal grandparents Catarino and Manuela Ramirez, maternal grandparents Fabian and Margarita Gonzales, parents Antonio and Luisa Ramirez, her brothers Jose and Felipe Ramirez and her sister Eluteria Rivera. She is survived by her daughter Marisol Ramirez and her wife Rita Ramirez, her daughter Niva Leones and her husband Godfrey Leones, her grandchildren Christian Leones, Angela Calderon-Ramirez, Dean Ramirez, Caile Leones and Chase Leones, her sisters Guadalupe Ortega (d Jose Ortega), Esperanza de Herrera and her husband Daniel de Herrera, Concepcion Pompa (d Armando Pompa),her brother Antonio Ramirez as well as 28 nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on November 3, 2023 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hondo, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please make a donation in her name to any medical foundation of your choice.
Carmen brought light, warmth, and love into the lives of everyone she met, and her memory will forever be a beacon of hope and love in our hearts. May she rest in peace.