Margarita (Margie) A. Ramirez

March 5, 1939 - March 4, 2022

03/05/1939 - 03/04/2022

Past Services

Thursday March 10, 2022
10:30 am
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
5345 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-497-8330 | Directions
Wednesday March 30, 2022
11:00 am
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

Margarita (Margie) A. Ramirez, a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, cousin, grandmother, great-grandmother, left this earth on March 4, 2022, when the Lord whispered in her ear, “The gates of Heaven are open, come with Me.”
She was one of 5 children of Francisco and Simona Arevalo born on March 5, 1939. She was a long life resident of El Paso, Texas. Her last 4 years she resided with her daughter and family in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In El Paso, she met the love of her life, Rodolfo (Rudy) Ramirez. They were married for 61 years and blessed with 2 children (Rodolfo Ramirez Jr. and Martha A. Runkles), 6 grandchildren (Jacob, Jared, Jeremy, Kyle, Taylor, and Kirsten), and 11 greatgrandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband Rudy, her parents Francisco and Simona Arevalo, brother Lalo, and sister Alicia. Survived by her son Rodolfo (Rudy) Jr. (Ana), daughter Martha A. Runkles (Jimmy), her sister Carmen Corral, her brother Frank Arevalo, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was an active member of St. Pius X Church in El Paso, Texas, and belonged to an 80-voice choir, which recorded two CDs. She was a facilitator in the RCIA program where she guided many to their sacraments and even Holy Matrimony. She was also a Eucharistic Minister. Her last four years she was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
She had many church friends in El Paso. She loved to travel, going to the casino, going out to eat, playing canasta, going to the movies, going to spiritual retreats and conferences. But most of all, she LOVED being a Catholic. She loved her Catholic faith.

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Rebecca Silva-Gunderson
1 year ago

There are so many great memories. My Aunty Margie was such as special individual. It seemed she was always around when I had meaningful events happening in my life– she was a big part of it. In fact, she and my uncle were my civil ceremony witnesses to my marriage.

She also sponsored me when I made my confirmation in the Catholic church. She even took the time to come from El Paso, Texas to attend classes with me. She was such a great spiritual influencer. We would talk for hours about God and the Church. I would love how we would be in deep conversation on whatever it was. I knew she was listening intently, when she would say, “aw huh,” while I was speaking. For me, that was her signature of knowing she was really listening. And after I was done speaking, I would love how she would always provide her opinion– whether I asked for it, or not. 🙂

She will be greatly missed! She now walks with the Angels of God.