Ramon Montelongo Sr., 84, of Grandview passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Ramon was born March 22, 1929 in La Habana, Hildalgo, Texas, the son of Jose and Braulia (Garcia) Montelongo. He worked many years as a farm laborer, irrigator and farmer. Ramon enjoyed going to the casinos, gardening, watching baseball, barbecues, and also enjoyed life and cherished time spent with his grandchildren. Ramon is survived by three children, Rene (Yolanda) Montelongo, Joe (Rosie) Montelongo and Ramon Montelongo Jr.; two daughters-in-law, Maria Montelongo and Julie Montelongo; 13 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arcadia Montelongo; his parents, Jose and Braulia Montelongo; two sons, Euticio and Ceasar Montelongo; daughter-in-law, Maria Z. Montelongo; two brothers, Dionicio and Catanio Montelongo; one sister, Maria Inez Flores; and one grandson, Roberto Montelongo. Viewing and visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. Graveside services will be held Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Grandview Cemetery. Those wishing to sign Ramon's on-line memorial book may do so at Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Grandview is in charge of arrangements.


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