Maria Luisa Ramirez, Esparza
EL RANCHITO, TX — Maria Luisa Ramirez, Esparza, 96, passed away on July 31, 2001 at Twinbrooke South Nursing Home in San Benito.
She was born in La Jarrita Ranch, Willacy County, Texas on August 30, 1904. She married Willie Lerma Esparza in 1920 and lived their life together in El Ranchito, where they raised 17 children.
She was preceded in death by husband, Willie Lerma Esparza; her sons, Willie, Alberto, Luis, and Elfego Esparza and her daughters, Celeste Esparza Trueba, Anita Esparza and Guillermina Esparza Escobar. Also preceding her in death are her parents, Micaela Trevino and Luis Ramirez and her brothers, Romeo, Ramiro, Jose, and Luis Ramirez, and her sisters, Ester Ramirez Ruenes and Estela Ramirez Lozano.
Survivors include her sons, Romeo and Dionicio Esparza, from El Ranchito, Rafeal and Overlin Esparza, of Dallas, TX, Raul Esparza from Edinburg, TX, Roman Esparza from Brownsville, TX, Willie and Carlos Esparza from Seguin, TX her daughters, Maria Luisa Esparza Ramirez, from San Benito and Celeste Esparza Martinez, from McAllen, TX. She is also survived by 69 grandchildren, 107 great grandchildren and 40 great great grandchildren; her sister, Concepcion Ramirez Cantu, from Houston, TX; her brother, Raul Ramirez, from Laredo and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will held, on Thursday, August 2, 2001 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Thomae Garza Funeral Chapel, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be Friday, August 3, 2001 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, in El Ranchito at 10 a.m. with Burial following at Esparza Cemetery in El Calaboz.
Pallbearers will be Larry Esparza, Romeo Esparza Jr., J.D. Esparza, Leonel Ramirez, Adrian Esparza, and Dino Esparza.