Jose "Socorro" Ramirez(1935 - 2013)


Jose "Socorro" Ramirez

Jose "Socorro" Ramirez, 77, of Salinas, California, passed away March 5, 2013 at his home. He was 77 years old.

Socorro was born on May 13, 1935 in San Juan de Los Lagos, México to Encarnación and Guadalupe (Enriquez) Ramírez. On January 9, 1957, he married his beautiful wife Maria de Jesus Solorzano in Mexico. Socorro was a strawberry farmer, learning the strawberry business from the ground up and passing on his passion for growing strawberries to his sons. Although retired for several years, he enjoyed visiting his son's strawberry ranches and took pride in their accomplishments. While at home he loved to watch boxing, baseball and soccer games and he would never pass up the opportunity to play blackjack. He was also a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Socorro is survived by his wife, Maria of 56 years; six sons and two daughters; son John (Ofelia) Ramirez, son Gerry (Vicky) Ramirez, daughter Teresa Cesena, son Carlos (Debby) Ramirez, daughter Irma (Ken) Bough, son Art Ramirez, son Victor (Wendy) Ramirez, son Jesse (Ana Maria) Ramirez; twenty-one grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and a large, extended family. Socorro was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be held Today, March 8, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Brother Edmund Rice Chapel, Palma High School, 919 Iverson St, Salinas, CA 93901.

Rosary will be held Today, March 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brother Edmund Rice Chapel.

Funeral Mass will take place Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 240 Calle Cebu, Salinas, California. Reverend Antonio Sanchez will be officiating.

Entombment will follow at San Carlos Cemetery in Monterey.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the or to .

Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home

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Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel
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Published in The Salinas Californian from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2013