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Teodora T. Ramirez, died July 3, 2012, with her family by her side in Big Spring, Texas. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Msgr. Bernard L. Gully, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
She was born May 1, 1933, in Del Rio, Texas, to Felipe T. and Teodora T. Ramirez. Her father was a bootmaker and mother a homemaker. They moved to Big Spring in 1937.
She worked at various places of employment prior to marrying Canuto Ramirez Sr. Nov. 7, 1958, in Big Spring, Texas. Shortly after their marriage, she became a homemaker. Her most rewarding and fulfilling choice was raising her children and caring for her family. She provided well-appreciated guidance and her strong values played a major role in defining her childrenâ€™s and grandchildrenâ€™s uniqueness.
She was a devout Catholic and her faith instilled in us a strong belief in God. Throughout the years, she was a mother figure to numerous individuals and offered her words of wisdom to each and everyone them. These bonds she formed with those lives she touched established a lasting, positive and significant interpersonal relationship. Her favorite passtimes were to garden, cook, listen to Mariachi music, and most of all, watch the Texas Rangers baseball team.
Survivors include her four sons, Canuto Ramirez Jr., and wife Christina, and Francisco Ramirez and wife Mary all of Big Spring, Jose Ramirez and wife Diana of Florida, and Gus Ramirez and wife Olivia of Midland; three daughters, Alicia Ramirez of San Angelo, Maria E. Johnke and husband Marlin of Lubbock and Adela R. Arguello and husband Noe of Big Spring; one sister, Guadalupe Gonzales of Big Spring; 22 grandchildren, including Aristotle, whom she raised, and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Felipe T. and Teodora T. Ramirez; her husband, Canuto Ramirez Sr.; one daughter, Celia Ramirez Moran; four brothers, Octaviano Ramirez, Jose Ramirez, Camilo Ramirez and Felipe Ramirez; and one sister, Francis Carrillo.
Pallbearers will be Aristotle Moran, Francisco Ramirez, Gus Ramirez, Luis Ramirez, Noe Arguello, Ryan Blackburn, Roman Ramirez and Marlin Johnke.
A very special thanks to her dear friend and caregiver, Hermalinda Gonzales.
Memorials can be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, P.O. Box 951, Big Spring, Texas 79721-0591.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com