Jose Ramiro Veliz, 83, of Grandview died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at his daughter's home, in Grandview.

He was born July 16, 1924, in Rancho La Pierda, Texas to Vicente and Mikaela Veliz. He was raised in Edinburg, Texas.

On Oct. 20, 1947, he married Petra Veliz in Edinburg, Texas.

He is survived by his three children, Esteban Veliz and wife, Morgan, of Grandview, Mikaela Visser and husband, Fred, of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Rosalinda Cavazos and husband, Tony, of Grandview; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Pedro Veliz of Mabton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vicente and Mikaela Veliz; sisters, Maria Luisa Veliz and Genoveva Soto; and his brothers, Vicente Veliz and Eustaquo Veliz.

At his request there will be no formal services.

Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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