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Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

Patricia Ann Ramirez

March 24, 1941May 11, 2020
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Patricia Ann Ramirez, 79, of Dallas, passed away May 11, 2020.

Pat was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 24, 1941. She graduated from Fox Tech where she was head of the drill team. She was married to Dr. Oscar Ramirez Jr. on June 30, 1962. Pat spent the majority of her time raising her four children. After her children were grown, she focused on spoiling her seven grandchildren.

She was a member of the Poise ‘N Ivy Garden Club where she was a charter member. She held many positions with the club and stepped up to help wherever she was needed. Pat also worked with Meals on Wheels for a number of years serving the White Rock Community.

Her passions not only included her volunteer works, but her love for plants and gardening. Her green thumb always won her blue ribbons at flower shows. She was also an avid reader. Wherever she went, she would always have a book with her.

Pat was an inspiration to her family. She lifted them up and always saw the good in everything. She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Ramirez. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Oscar Ramirez, Jr. Her sons, Drs. Oscar (Elise) Ramirez III and Mark (Shannon) Ramirez. Her daughter, Jennifer (Lance) Robinson. Her grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ramirez, Jared Ramirez, Alyssa Ramirez, Miranda Ramirez, Casey Ramirez, Caleb Robinson and Brenden Robinson. Her two sisters; Dixie (Edward) Pena and Darlene Young.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, May 18, 2020 at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX, 75218. A second visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, May 19, 2020 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX, 78238. A chapel service will take place at 1pm, May 20, 2020 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home. Interment will be held the following day at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

Memories

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Trish and Ed Voorhies

May 20, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady who gave so much caring and love to her family and friends. We will surely miss her. She had a heart of gold and is now a precious angel. We send prayers to your family. Trish and Ed

Charlie and Amy Gazda

May 18, 2020

Oscar,
Amy and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and all your family on the passing of your dear wife, Pat. We looked up the definition of "Poise" as in the name of her garden club "Poise N Ivy " and even though our friendship with her was a few times at EPA gatherings it was easy to recognize that all the definitions of "Poise" described her so well.

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.

Charlie and Amy Gazda

Oscar Ramirez III

May 15, 2020

Patsy, as many called her, was more than just our mom. She was our friend, caretaker, teacher, consoler, cooking instructor, driving instructor, chauffeu, EMT, negotiator, disciplinarian, shoulder to cry on, and so much more. She was always there no matter what the situation and she handled it like she had trained a lifetime for it. I can’t remember a time when I needed encouragement and she wasn’t there with just the right thing to say. Whether it was with school, relationships or just life in general. When it came to her family she gave it her all. As the first born, I was the experiment but she did a great job and my siblings got an even better version of her (hard to believe that was possible because she was pretty great already). Besides the tremendous love that she had for her family, I guess the thing I think of most, is her love for her pets. From an early age she was drawn to animals. As a young child, she had a menagerie of pets: cats, dogs, guinea pigs etc…That love for pets continued into her adult life. Even until recently she always talked about that next dog that she wanted. Funny thing about mom’s pets, they seemed to last a lot longer than expected. Many of her cats lived into their 20’s. A few of her dogs made it into their late teens. Her rabbit even made it well beyond the expected age of any normal rabbit. We weren’t too surprised though because she cared for them like she cared for us. She put her heart and soul into them. That dedication and love for the animals made an impression upon us. It not only taught us responsibility and compassion, but it led me to choose a career caring for the very animals that brought her so much joy. That was Mom, even in her simplest acts (loving her pets) she was teaching us life lessons that would affect us for the rest of our lives. We are going to miss her for so many reasons. I know that up in heaven she will be surrounded by many friends-some of the two legged variety and many with four.

Linda Gonzalez

May 14, 2020

I met Mrs. Ramirez while I was in college. Jennifer brought me home like a little lost puppy... lol. Mrs. Ramirez treated me like I was her own. She was a mom to anyone and everyone who needed it. She is defiantly where Jennifer inherited her generous spirit from.

Her smiling face and laughter will be missed so much. My love and prayers are with the entire Ramirez Family.

Dan and Pat Simmons

May 13, 2020

We met Pat and Oscar through Mark's marriage into the Voorhies family when he married Shannon.

We shared many memories with each other over the years at family gatherings.

Pat was a wonderful and loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother and a friend to all who met her.

Our deepest sympathies to Oscar and to her whole family.

She was a wonderful person!

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