Elvia Rodriguez de Ramirez died peacefully on Oct. 29 at her home following a battle with a lengthy illness.
She was a native of Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico but a resident of Watsonville for the last 63 years. Mrs. Ramirez was employed in a variety of fields including farm labor, cannery, seamstress, and housekeeper, but her primary occupation was a homemaker and mother to her children. She was an excellent cook most known for her traditional Mexican dishes. Her salsas and chiles were delicious but so spicy. She also loved to crochet and sew, especially for her granddaughters. Traveling and entertaining friends and family brought her much joy.
Mrs. Ramirez is survived by her husband of 56 years, Javier Ramirez Jr.; one daughter, Elvia Ramírez; two sons, Fernando Ramirez and Javier Ramirez III (Dawn); and three grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters. She is preceded in death by her mother Carmen Garcia; siblings, Alicia Saldaña, Rodolfo and Daniel Torres, and one granddaughter.
Limited visitation will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel Nov. 9 from 3-9 pm with the rosary recited at 5:30 pm. The funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Church on Nov. 10 at 10 am with burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Heartland Hospice who were a great comfort and support to Elvia and her family. Heartland Hospice Care 2511 Garden Road, Ste A-250, Monterey, CA 93940-5332
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