Ramiro E. Martinez entered eternal rest on Monday Jan. 26, 2009, at Doctor's Hospital Renaissance at the age of 74 years.

He was born on September 3, 1934 to Raymundo and Manuela Martinez in Edinburg. He is preceded in death by his parents, Raymundo and Manuela Martinez, and his wife, Andrea Martinez.

Mr. Martinez is survived by his children, Ida Baldazo, Ameda Leos, Rogelio Martinez, America Garay, Raymond Martinez, Chris Martinez, Alma Martinez, Elsa Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez; brother, Raymundo Martinez; sisters, Elvia and Rebecca; 26 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Gonzalez Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements and services are being directed by the Gonzalez Family Funeral Home, LLC of Edinburg.