Minerva "Minnie" Ramirez passed away in her sleep on August 8, 2022, at the age of 77. Her battle with a variety of medical conditions shows she was a courageous woman determined to face many life challenges.
Minnie was born to the late Jose Ramirez and Rosaura Salinas on February 26, 1945. Soon after graduating high school in 1964, she attended McAllen Business College where she met Cruz Saldana, and together they had 4 children, Melissa, Cindy, Jr., and David. In the 70's she worked as a legal aid secretary. She loved fashion and opened her own boutique shop in her home. She also served as Notary Public in her community. In the 80s and '90s, she was employed by the Texas Department of Human Services where she was a caseworker for Child Protective Services and later for the Elderly Program. She moved to San Antonio in 2001 where she continued to work until she retired from the state in 2004. Soon after, she decided to venture out and become a substitute teacher for Judson I.S.D. all while helping provide child care for her family.
She is survived by her 4 children, 2 siblings, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Minnie was a kind-hearted lady, always willing to help people, and was devoted to her family. On the lighter side, she had a funny sense of humor. Her favorite hobbies included going to the theatre, having cocktails, dancing, listening to music, and spending time with her family. She was also very strong in her faith.
Despite the pain, Minnie came out a hero and stayed strong until the end. We are proud to call her our mother, sister, aunt, grandma, cousin, and friend. "Love you more," as she would say will resonate in our hearts for a long time.
We will honor her memory at her homesite cottage in Marion, Texas, as well as honor her wishes to join her parents, her late Baby Ritchie, and her sister Belia Garza at the gravesite in Rio Grande City, Texas.