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Elaine Barbara Ramirez

d. March 16, 2023


With the heaviest of hearts, the family of Elaine Barbara (Gonzales) Ramirez announce her passing at the age of 71, on March 16, 2023.

Elaine is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Manuel Ramirez; her son Manuel Ramirez Jr. of Rio Rancho, NM, her son Robert Ramirez and wife Adrienne of Pittsburgh, PA, and her daughter and caretaker Angela Garcia and husband Charles of Albuquerque, NM. Elaine has one grandson, Isaac Ramirez that she loved with her whole heart.

Elaine is also survived by her sisters, Crusita Padilla and husband Manuel, Donna Gonzales, and Cindy Gonzales and partner Tony Dibble; brothers, Ray Gonzales, Charlie Gonzales and wife Debbie, and Gary Gonzales and wife Sandy; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Helen Gonzales, her sisters Rita Gonzales and Becky Gonzales, and her grandson Darren Garcia.

Elaine was raised in the North Valley where she graduated Valley High School class of 1969 and shortly thereafter, while working at Hutchinson Fruit Company, she met the love of her life, Manuel Ramirez and knew from the beginning she was going to marry him! They were married Feb. 27th in 1971 and quickly began their new life and family together.

Elaine was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a beautiful homemaker that made many homes for their family over the years. First making 3 small homes in Albuquerque before moving to Tucumcari, NM in 1983 where she raised her kids in a wonderful small town and made numerous friends, some still considered family. Then in 1994 she moved to Arlington, TX for the next decade where she was very close neighbors with her sister Rita; and lastly back to Albuquerque where she has been for the past 20 years.

As strong as she was, Elaine succumbed to a very brief battle with cancer on the evening of March 16th, 2023 surrounded with love by her family.

A Rosary will be held Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 7:00pm with Deacon Nestor Garcia presiding, in The Gabaldon Memorial Chapel located at 1000 Old Coors drive SW 87121. A Mass will take place Friday, March 31, 2023, at 10:30am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1860 Griegos Rd NW 87107, with a Burial to follow to Mount Calvary Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, March 31, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

1860 Griegos Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

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