Ramiro Vialon Sr., 82, of Sunnyside went to be in the arms of his heavenly Father on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Ramiro was born March 10, 1930 in Santa Rosa, Texas, the son of Fransisco and Maria Elena (Rivas) Vialon.

On Nov. 26, 1954 he married Ramona (Mona) Lopez in Brownsville, Texas. Ramiro worked as a farm laborer until he retired.

He enjoyed fishing, watching old Spanish movies and cherished time spent with his family.

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

He is survived by his wife, Ramona (Mona) Vialon of Sunnyside; five daughters, Linda (Robert) Sarmiento and Diana (Juaquin Maciel) Cantu, all of Sunnyside, Mary (Skip Lemmon) Vialon, Delinda (Steve) Rodriguez and Erica (Melecio Yebras) Ayala, all of Grandview; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; numerous great- great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lupe Vialon, Roberto Vialon and Jose Vialon; two sisters, Maria Trevino and Silveria Vialon; and extended family in Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; two sons, Ramiro Vialon Jr. and Jessie Vialon; one grandson, Alfredo Ayala; and one granddaughter, Veronica Ayala.

Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, from 1 to 8 p.m. with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Ramiro's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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