Irene Ramirez, 59, of Andrews passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Andrews.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at a graveside service at 10:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Andrews North Cemetery with Rev. Joseph Ogbonna, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in Andrews officiating. Interment will follow at Andrews North Cemetery under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home in Andrews. Please celebrate her life by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Irene was born on August 6, 1957 in Lovington, New Mexico to Jose Trevino Pena, Sr. and Maria Sara Valadez Pena. She was raised and attended schools in Hobbs, New Mexico. She married Samuel Ramirez, Sr. on June 5, 1976 in Seminole. They had lived in Gonzales and moved to Andrews in 1997. She had worked as a silversmith as a trade and was a homemaker to her family. She loved lottery tickets, bingo, and spending time with her family and loving on her grandchildren, which she was known as “Momo”. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 1, 2010, her parents, son, Juan Carlos Pena, daughter, Joanna Marie Ramirez, 2 sisters, Antonita Pena and Helen Quiroz, and 4 brothers, Juan Ramon Pena, Sr, David Pena, George “Blackie” Pena, and Perfecto Pena.
Irene is survived by her 4 daughters, Laura Ramirez and Johnathon Almaguer of Gonzales, Maria Castillo of Midland, Rebecca Torres of Houston, and Sandy Ramirez of Houston, 2 sons, Samuel Ramirez, Sr. and Laura Orona of Odessa and Jacob Ramirez of Andrews, 3 sisters, Mary Reinhart and husband, Dennis, of Hobbs, NM, Sylvia Cruz of Midland, and Sarah Lara and husband, Sergio, of Schulenburg, 5 brothers, Jose “Joe” Pena, Jr. and wife, Angelita, of Hobbs, NM, Francisco “Pancho” Pena of Hobbs, NM, Santos Pena and wife, Pat, of Hobbs, NM, Abraham Pena and wife, Sylvia, of Hobbs, NM, and Martin Pena and wife, Norma, of Odessa, and 12 grandchildren.
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