HOUSTON – Cecilia “Cissy” Herrera Ramos, 60, passed away in Houston surrounded by loving family on April 16, 2008. Her mother, Andrea Y. Herrera, and her brother, Homero “Corky” Herrera, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Hector Ramos Sr. of Harlingen; daughters,  Angie (Jesse) Banda of San Benito, Andrea (Nick) Carranza of Harlingen; sons, Hector Ramos Jr. of Harlingen, Joseph (Celina) Ramos, Harlingen of Dustin Ramos of Harlingen, three granddaughters; three grandsons; her brothers and sisters, Ernesto “Neto” (Elena) Herrera, Rebecca “Becky” (Mauricio) Gonzalez, Amelia “Mellie” (David) Smithwick, Cristel “Pennie” (Isabella) Herrera, Mario (Gracie) Herrera and her father, Cristel “C.D.” Herrera.

Visitation is Friday April 18, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a recitation of the holy Rosary at 7 p.m.

A Catholic Church service will be held Saturday April 19, 2008 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 10 am with interment to follow at Ashland Memorial Park.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Rudy Garza Funeral Home.


Falfurrias — Salvador G. Mendez, 76,  passed away at a Kingsville hospital on April 16, 2008. Mendez was preceded in death by his parents, Rodolfo and Agripina Mendez; two brothers, Homobono Garza and Kuko Mendez and one granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Barbarita Arredondo Mendez of Falfurrias, Texas; two sons, Salvador (Sonia) Mendez of Calallen, Texas, and Orlando (Mari) Mendez of Falfurrias, Texas; five brothers, Rodolfo Mendez, Jesus Mendez, Florencio Mendez and Francisco Mendez of McAllen, Texas, and Florencio Lopez of Orange Grove, Texas; two sisters, Margarita Ramirez and San Juanita Longoria, both of Falfurrias, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday April 18, 2008 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Falfurrias, Texas. Burial followed at the Falfurrias Burial Park in Falfurrias, Texas with full military honors.

Alaniz Funeral Home of Falfurrias entrusted with arrangements.