Margarita Ramirez

February 22, 1939 - December 23, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, and Grandmother Margarita Vaca Ramirez passed away peacefully on the morning of December 23, 2017. Her children, their spouses, and grandchildren surrounded her during her final hours.
Born in Huanimaro, Guanajuato, Mexico on February 22, 1939, she was the second of seven children to her late parents, Jose Cervantes Vaca and Carmen Jaime Vaca of Porterville, CA.
She worked at her fatherís store until she married Jesus Ramirez in Valle de Santiago, Mexico in 1961, and then followed him to San Diego, California where they lived for 16 years, and raised four children. The Family moved to Gilroy in 1978. As the kids grew older she decided to work and became a custodial Janitor at Gavilan College where she worked for 15 years.
Margarita joins her parents and her brother Jose Vaca Jr. (Pepe) in the loving embrace of God.
Margarita is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jesus Ramirez; four children, Jesus (and Susie) Ramirez, Irma (and Rick) Romo, Javier (and Maribel) Ramirez, Carmen (and Luis) Manzo; and seven grandchildren: Mellyna, Veronica, Emilio, Jesus Javier, Luis Adrian, Andre, and Diego. Her siblings Juan Vaca (of Porterville), Baudelio Vaca (of Manteca), Consuelo Munoz (of Bakersfield), Carolina Vaca (of Salinas), Sanjuana Lopez (of Porterville).
Visitation at Habing Funeral Home, Gilroy on Friday, January 5, 2018 2pm-9pm, Vigil Service at 6:30pm.
Funeral Mass at St. Maryís Church, Gilroy on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.
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