Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel

710 Willow Street, San Jose, CA


Ruth "Cuca" Ramirez Ochoa

April 30, 1950February 3, 2020

On February 3, 2020, Ruth “Cuca” Ramirez Ochoa passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home at the age of 69. She touched many lives with her loving and nurturing spirit and willingness to go out of her way for others.

Ruth was born in San Jose, CA on April 30,1950. She grew up in a large family with 10 siblings and worked alongside them harvesting fruit and working in other areas of agriculture. She attended Lincoln High School in San Jose where soon after she started her own family. She worked various jobs to make ends meet until she suffered a work related injury in 1998. That is when her real love for working with children took off and she opened her own Family Daycare “Los Niños Daycare.” Many families have entered her life and she welcomed them as her very own even well after the children outgrew daycare. She had a special bond with every child that came through her doors and to some she became their godmother. Ruth loved her “babies” and had a hard time letting go of the daycare when she became ill but still endeavored to be a part of their lives even after she closed down in 2019.

Ruth was predeceased by her beloved parents, Paul Ramirez and Guadalupe Blanco, siblings Joaquin Ramirez, Silvena Ramirez, Sandra Ramirez and her daughter Guadalupe Ochoa. Ruth is survived by her devoted husband, Marcelino; loving children Christopher Ochoa, Dulce Valencia, and Victoria Ramirez and grandchildren, Yvette Ochoa, Francine Alvarado, Izais Soroten and Kamila Vera. She is also survived by her siblings Paul Ramirez, Joseph Ramirez, Ramona Mendoza, Jeannie Reynozo, Agnes Briseno, Maryann Martinez, and Sonia Ramirez.

Her generous loving spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a Memorial service to begin 12 p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow Street, San Jose. We will be gathering for a reception afterwards at Ruth's family home.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2020


Ruth "Cuca" Ramirez Ochoa

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Gloria Rodriguez

February 22, 2020

Precious Ruthie I thank God for the times we got to visit over the years in our family reunions. I will miss you. I will always cherish those visits. God bless your soul with peace, love and joy in God’s loving arms. I pray that our spirits with all our loved ones will reunite someday with our great God Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

To the Paul Ramirez and Ochoa Family may you find peace, strength and comfort in your loving memories of your loved one Ruth. My prayers are with you. Seek the Lord with all your heart. God loves you. God bless you.

Ariana Mojica

February 21, 2020

Mama cuca used to watch me when i was young about 6 years old maybe older im not sure but she was a wonderful women if it wasn't for her i wouldn't have met the childhood friends i have there . Mama cuca and peanut would call me cheetah head and i used to miss it when i left i will always remember them both.

Stella Alamillo

February 10, 2020

My dearest Cuca, I have so many memories of you and all the experiences we shared for over 30 years. We saw our girls become young ladies and mommies, the happiest day when Victoria came into your life,. Looking at our boys Chris and my son Armando and how they each are so similar in personality, we laughed so hard our bellies hard and cried as if there was no tomorrow. You are the only person who knew all my secrets my sole Confident and a true sister. My life will never be complete and the emptiness will always be part of my life. I love you Cuca. I will watch over your family until we meet again. Stella A

Leticia Rivera

February 8, 2020

I am going to miss you so much Cuca. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. We will continue your legacy of love and generosity for the rest of our lives.
Love you forever ❤️
Leticia , Addie , your Cheetah head Ariana & Frankie

Iris John

February 6, 2020

Thank you so much for opening your heart and home to my family and being there for me like family...I adore and love you deeply like a mother...rest in peace Cuca..my birthday buddy!