FREER Ramona Vela Martinez 80, passed away on January 17, 2009 in a Corpus Christi hospital. She was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by one son, Mateo Carrillo; two brothers, Julian Vela, Jr. and Francisco Vela; one sister, Consuelo Vela.

Survivors include five sons, Juan V. (Gloria) Martinez of Freer, Texas, Lucio V. (Calistra) Martinez, Jr. of Gilroy, California, Martin V. (Dalia) Martinez Freer, Texas, Jose Arturo Martinez of Freer, Texas, Miguel Carrillo of Freer, Texas; two daughters, Esperanza M. (Luis) Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, Texas and Martina Carrillo of Freer, Texas; one brother, Crecencio Saenz of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Juanita Rubio of Gilroy, California; 19 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2009 at Mauro P. Garcia Chapel of Freer with a Rosary recited that evening at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church and burial will follow at the Hahl Memorial Park Cemetery in Freer, Texas.

Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.