Yolanda "Landy" Ramirez Lara, 69, of Big Spring, formerly of Brownsville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her daughter's home in Brownsville. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park in Big Spring.
She was born June 11, 1944, in Big Spring and married Benito Lara July 1, 1960, in Big Spring.
Landy was raised in Big Spring and moved to Brownsville in 1960. She worked as a clerk at Benny's Shamrock and Valley Shamrock for 10 years, returning to Big Spring in 2002.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Benito Lara of Brownsville; four daughters, Maria Elena Olivarez and husband, Emilio, of Lampasas, Alicia Montiel and husband, Baldemar, of San Antonio, Margarita Casanova and husband, Gabino, and Elizabeth Garza, all of Brownsville; two sons, Benito Lara Jr. and wife, Vicky, of Pasadena, Texas and Isaac Lara of Brownsville; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters; and four brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus and Ruth Abreo Ramirez; and one brother.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, c/o Carolyn Brooks, P. O. Box 2121, Big Spring, Texas 79721-2121.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com