Gonzalez, ruiz


BENAVIDES, Texas - Odilia Ramirez Gonzalez, 80, a lifetime resident of Benavides, Texas died Thursday, June 7, 2007 in a Kingsville hospital after a long illness.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Benavides and a member of Santa Rose De Lima Catholic Church. She was a former employee of De Leons Pharmacy and the Duval County Extension District. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all her family especially her grandchildren who she enjoyed spending time with.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Gonzalez; her parents, Jose and Agueda Ramirez; and five sisters, Elsa Benavides, Bertha Ramirez, Merida R. Ramirez, Gloria Bedoy and Consuelo Ramirez.

Survivors include her sons, Adrian (Melva) Gonzalez of Kingsville, Texas, and Gilbert Gonzalez of Benavides, Texas; and two daughters, Diana (Frank) Guerra of Kingsville, Texas, and Edna (Elio) Ramirez of Cotulla, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas. Vigil observance of deceased with Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. that same evening. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church in Benavides, Texas, with Father Andrew Hejdak as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Benavides Cemetery.

Garza Funeral Home of San Diego in charge of arrangements.


Julia R. Ruiz, 87, passed away June 8, 2007 in an Alice hospital after a short illness. She was a homemaker.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Pablo and Fabiana Suarez Ruiz; husband, Juan B. Ruiz; two brothers, Leonardo Ruiz and Blas Ruiz; one sister-in-law, Maria Ruiz; one sister, Francisca Martinez; one daughter, Lamar Edger and one great-granddaughter, Liva Lisa Soliz.

Survivors include one son, Ernesto (Olivia) Ruiz of Alice; two daughters, Velvina (Carlos) Gonzalez of Alice and Norma (Adan Jr.) Garcia of Alice; nine grandchildren, Benny Gonzalez Jr., Sandra Martinez, Crecencio Torres Jr., Cristobal Torres, Corando Torres, Lisa R. Soliz, Delissa R. Mancia, Venessa R. Cantu and Meranda Garcia; 15 great-grandchildrn and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitatation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2007 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of Alice with a Rosary at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2007 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and burial will follow at the New Collins Cemetery.

Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with the services.

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