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
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.