Rafaela Ramon LUBBOCK-Rafaela Ramon of Lubbock passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the age of 89. She was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico. Rafaela worked 19 years in the food industry at Texas Tech University and was a member of Our Lady of Grace. She married Jose Ramon, who preceded her in death in 2000. Those left to cherish her memory are six sons, Valentin Gonzales, Baldamar, and Samuel, all of Ft. Worth, Jesus of Lubbock, Cruz of Van Alstyne, and Daniel of Burleson; daughter, Maria Lovato of Lubbock; three brothers, Juan of Corpus Christi, Joel of Wichita Falls, and Ismael of Refugio; sister, Ersilia Janie Quilantan of Lubbock; 27 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 23, 2013, in Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Visitation will also be held beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, with rosary starting at 6 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Our Lady of Grace with interment to follow in Peaceful Gardens. Please celebrate the life of Rafaela by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 23, 2013