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MISSION TRANSITION HONORS A LOCAL HEROES: Pedro (Pete) Ramirez an Honorable US Army Veteran.

Pedro (Pete) S. Ramirez of Camp Wood, Texas passed from this life on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 in Center Point, Texas, surrounded by family after a brief battle with neuroendocrine cancer. He was born to Francisco and Virginia Ramirez on February 6th, 1950 in Rocksprings, Texas.

He was known to most people as (Pete). A kind, loving man who was slow to anger and quick to forgive. He was drafted into the Army and served in the Vietnam war. During his military enlistment he was also stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Ft. Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana and in Frankfurt, Germany. Upon his return he settled in Rocksprings, TX, then later in Camp Wood, TX. He was a very good sheep shearer and traveled all over the US, including the states of Colorado, Arizona, North and South Dakota and Wyoming. He enjoyed working with his brother Francisco’s sheep shearing crew and also with many of the other local shearing crews. He mostly worked with Pena Shearing crew. In the last 10 years he was a faithful employee to Riverhead Ranch. He loved to hunt, dance and in later years enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casinos. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Paula Ramirez of Camp Wood, TX; sister Lucy Sanchez of Mathis, TX; brothers Cristobal Ramirez of Amarillo, TX and Julio and wife Caroline Ramirez of Rocksprings, TX. His children Jaimie Ramirez and Ashley Terry of Ingram, TX, Mindy Ramirez and Manuel Rodriguez of Rocksprings, TX, Joni Martinez and Willie Brondo of Center Point, TX; six grandchildren Jaimie L. Ramirez of Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX, Thomas R. Silva of San Angelo, TX, Veronica R. Sifuentes of Rocksprings, TX, Jesse Silva Jr. of Rocksprings, TX, and Evelyn & Isaac Brondo of Center Point, TX. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francisco Ramirez Sr. and Virginia Ramirez; brothers Francisco Jr. and Victoriano Ramirez; sister Julia Sarita Ramirez; and his granddaughter Dianna Silva.

Pallbearers include Chavel Sanchez, Victoriano Ramirez Jr., Pedro R. Ramirez, Francisco Ramirez III, Julio Ramirez & Federico DeLeon Jr.

Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, October 25th, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Chapel, Camp Wood, with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7p.m.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Camp Wood, Texas, with Father Sady Santana officiating. Cremation will follow after service.

     The family invites you to leave a condolence at Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Camp Wood, Texas.    

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