Aurelia S. Ramirez peacefully passed away on June 27, 2021 surrounded by her family in Modesto California. She was 90.
Aurelia was born on January 6, 1931 to her parents Jose and Sarah Soto. She was a native of Superior, Arizona and resided in Watsonville. She lived the past 5 years with her daughter in Modesto until she passed.
Aurelia was a woman of many wonderful traits. She was a volunteer for the Watsonville Service League for many years. She loved being with family. She especially loved family reunions, which were very special to her. She was an avid traveler. She traveled with her husband and church group to the Holy Land and visited the Vatican. They also visited Jerusalem and renewed their vows in the River Jordan. They joined the Watsonville Band on a tour to Spain, Rome and Portugal. She enjoyed working in her garden along with finding things to do in her yard.
She is survived by her children, Jesse S. (Maria) Ramirez of Rancho Cordova, Joseph S. (Patricia) Ramirez of Watsonville and Mary V. (Ruben) Valdez of Modesto, her brother, Ruben Soto of Arizona, her grandchildren, Monica Turner, Anthony Ramirez, Joey Ramirez, Mario Ramirez, Anyalisa Edmondson, Anthony Valdez, Ruben Valdez Jr., Leanne Valdez, Veronica Ramirez and Aurelia Perez, and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Ramirez, her son, John S. Ramirez (U.S. Navy Guam), and her siblings, Henry Soto, Albert Vega, Edward Vega, Francisca Ballesteros and Alice Ballesteros.
A Visitation will be held on July 11, 2021 at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel from 5:00-9:00 PM. Mass will be Celebrated on July 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Valley Catholic Church with the burial to follow at Valley Public Cemetery