OBIT: Maria Ramirez De Hoyos

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Maria Ramirez De Hoyos, age 65, passed away on Friday, August 23, surrounded by her family.                                                                                                                     

Maria, known as Laura to her family and friends, was born on October 13, 1953 in Ozona, Texas to the late Eudelia and Jesus Ramirez.  Laura loved children, she began working for Head Start as a cook in 1998 and decided to work her way up and eventually became the director from 2003 thru 2004.

Laura is survived by her children, her daughters, Janis De Hoyos, Carla De Hoyos and her son, Juan Carlos “Tater” De Hoyos of Ozona.  Laura had two grandsons, Jon David De Hoyos (Zoe) and Greg De Hoyos (Debora), both of Ozona. 

Laura had two great-grandchildren, Lukas John De Hoyos and Gracelynn Rae De Hoyos. Laura is also survived by her brothers, Jesus “Spider” Ramirez (Mary), Braulio “Cache” Ramirez (Lisa) both of Ozona and Carlos Ramirez of Benbrook, Texas.  She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a multitude of friends.

Laura always had a listening ear when anyone needed someone to talk to.  She loved to have company over and she loved to share stories with those that wanted to listen.  She loved God, shared her faith with many.  Her favorite pastime was having family and friends around her. 

Rosary began, Friday, August 23, 2019, at 7 p.m. at her home on Martinez Street.  Viewing for Laura began on Saturday, August 24, 2019, and continued Sunday, August 25, at Kerbow Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7 p.m. both days. Funeral services will be Monday, August 26, 2019, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ozona, Texas. 
Pallbearers were: Roberto Anastascio De Hoyos, Mario Sostenes De Hoyos, Anthony Medrano, Ausden Medrano, Diego De Hoyos, Efran Ramirez, Pete Ramirez and Jason Vitela.                                   
Honary Pallbearers were:  Chris Borrego and Eddie Vitela.

“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. . . .”  Psalm 23


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