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Obituaries

JUAN RAMIREZ

JUAN RAMIREZ

Juan Ramirez, 63, of Sunnyside passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Juan was born February 13, 1941 at Canatlan Durang, Mexico, the son of Cruz (Garcia) and Octavino Ramirez.

He received his education in Mexico.

On Aug. 9, 1990 Juan married Ana Bertha DeLaCruz in Mexico. Following their marriage the Ramirez family made their home in Sunnyside.

Juan worked at Independence Foods for many years, due to a stroke he was forced to retire.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside.

Juan enjoyed drying fruit, tending to his roses, gardening, listening to music and playing his accordion with his friends.

Juan is survived by his wife, Ana Bertha Ramirez of Sunnyside; two sons, Efren Ramirez and wife, Jerada, of Los Angles, Calif. and Octavio Ramirez of Sunnyside; two daughters, Porfiria Ramirez of Granger and Angelica Ramirez of Sunnyside; four grandchildren; three brothers, Alexander Ramirez and Maximiliano Ramirez, both of Sunnyside, and Jose Ramirez of Mexico; and two sisters, Hijinia Gallardo of California and Reynalda Ramirez of Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Ricardo Ramirez; and five brothers.

Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, April 4, 2004, from 2 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday, April 5, 2004, from 9 a.m. until noon at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

A Rosary will be recited Sunday, April 4, 2004, at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 5, 2004, at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside.

Burial will be at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside.

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