A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church for Ramona Aragon Ramirez, 81, who passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012, also at St. John’s Catholic Church with Rev. Juan Antonio Gutierrez officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Ramona was born May 17, 1931, in La Calera, Texas, to Eduardo and Juanita Jaime Aragon. Her parents preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband Manuel Ramirez; son Joe Perez Jr.; sisters, Felicita Aragon, Mauricia Molina, Manuela Aragon and Maria Luisa Miranda; and brothers, Frank Aragon, Leon Aragon, Eduardo Aragon Jr., Dimas Aragon, Cresencio Rede, Ramundo Rede and Benjamin Natividad.
Ramona is survived by her daughters, Alice Molina of Sandia Park, Victorina Estrada and husband Luis of Odessa, Texas; Dominga Perez, Albinita Ramirez, Rachel Ramirez and Stacy Peyton all of Roswell; brothers, Pablo Rede and wife Precilliana of Pecos, Texas; Juan Rede and wife Margarita of Lovington; sisters, Maria Garcia Roiz and husband Jesus of Midland, Texas; and Agapita Lopez of Lovington; grandchildren, Toni Renee, Lee Ann, David, Jose, Esperanza, Eloy Jr. and Marina; great-grandchildren, Kya, Noah, Brody, Olivia, Sonya, Ella, Chelsey and one on the way. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and her best friend and coffee buddy, Mary De Los Santos.
Ramona lived in Roswell for 66 years and was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed playing bingo and gardening.
Those to serve as pallbearers will be David Perez, Jose Segura, Enrique Feliciano, Augustine Aragon, Michael Peyton and Victor Baca.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.