Phyllis M. Ramirez, 83, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 peacefully with her family by her side.
She is preceded in death by her parents John and Bertha Pacheco; brothers: Lee Pacheco, Fidel Pacheco, George Pacheco; son-in-laws: Lorenzo Martinez, and Pancho Martinez.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lorenzo; children: Bernice Martinez, Evelyn Saavedra (Leroy), Lencho Ramirez (Cathy), Maggie Garcia (Leroy); brothers: David Pacheco, Robert Pacheco, Tony Pacheco, Gilbert Pacheco (Pepita); sister Virginia Candelaria;19 grandchildren: Frank, Angie (Nathan), Victoria, Fernando (Ana), Andre`, Phillip (Adelina), Eileen (Terry), Lenchito (Monica), Andrew (Karina), Vanessa, Joshua, Valerie (Mitch), Stephanie; 30 great-grandchildren: David, Desiree (Hector), Daniel (Miranda), Dominic, Dennis (Makayla), Diana (Noah), Nathan Jr, Lucas, Lorenzo, Joe, Mia, Josh, LaRiaha, Nevaeh, Nathan, Andy, Brenden, Isaiah, Iliana, Alessandra, Khloe`, Ezekiel, Kodah, Kaydence, Phynix, Max; 4 great-great-grandchildren: Liam, Derek, Benicio, Xavier, as well as many friends, neighbors and loved ones.
She was a true disciple of God with her undying faith and love. She spent many hours praying for anyone that asked for prayer. She taught us how to love unconditionally and with all our heart! Her generosity was unending and her faith in God never faltered. Her life was spent giving generously to anyone that was in need whether it was food, money, compassion, love or prayers.
Phyllis loved her family with all her heart and loved everyone as if they were family. She helped us raise our children by taking them delivering, making spam and eggs for breakfast, and macaroni’s for dinner. We played many games of checkers and goldfish in her living room, gardening with her, or just sitting with her in the back yard by the pond and Blessed Virgin Mary statue. She took us on many rides to the mountains just to breath fresh air and we sang the entire way. Just last month she wanted to go for a ride and decided to drive her car and take her neighbor with her. She drove around the block and of course she drove to her beloved church, Our Lady of Guadalupe. She said she just had to get out.
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we all gathered at her house and we had to wait for everyone to get there before we would pray together in a circle and say what we we’re thankful for as well as kiss baby Jesus and say who or what we would like to pray for. Phyllis never missed anyone’s birthday, she called us all to sing happy birthday and sent us birthday cards.
Her smile would light up a room. Phyllis was a blessing to us all and will truly be missed.
Phyllis' Life Celebration will begin with a Viewing on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1860 Griegos Rd NW, 87107. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 am. Mass will begin at 11:00 am. Phyllis will be laid to rest following the Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery located at 1900 Edith Blvd NE, 87102.
Due to COVID the family asks that everyone attending Phyllis' services wear a mask.
Pallbearers will be Frank Martinez, Dennis Martinez, Fernando Martinez, Andre Martinez, Phillip Ramirez, and Joshua Garcia.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.
We are over whelmed with the outpour of love at this difficult time and would like to thank everyone that took care of her, prayed for her, came to visit her and loved her!
Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Bernard Agbemadzo and staff at the Ted Margaret Jorgensen Cancer Center and also Rust Medical Center.
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