Concepcion Ramon died on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, surrounded by her daughters. She was born on March 13, 1932 in Catarina to Santos and Hortencia Villastrigo.
Connie was preceded in death by her husband, daughters Elida and Mary Ellen Ramon, siblings Santos (Juanita) Villastrigo, Irene (Jose) Salazar, Dora (Isamael) Garcia, Conrado (Victoria) Villastrigo, Francisco (Maria Elena) Villastrigo and brother-in-law Gregorio Ramon.
She is survived by her children Vince (Rosa Kristina) Ramon, Nena (Andres) Hernandez, Rosa Elia (Jose Armando) Lira, Gerardo Ramon, Ida Ramon, Ricardo (Velma) Ramon, Xavier (Michaela) Ramon, and Edward Ramon, 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include Vicente’s siblings Francisca, Margarita, Zelema, Juan Jr. (Blasa), Francisco and numerous nieces and nephews.
Connie grew up in rural Texas where she met her future husband Vicente. The couple were married in Carrizo Springs on September 13, 1948 and they lived in Catarina while Vicente worked at a ranch. They eventually moved to Carrizo Springs and raised five children before eventually moving to suburban Chicago for better work prospects. There they had five more children before moving to Barrington, Illinois to operate a farm. After 30 years of farm living on Long Grove Road, they moved to Round Lake Beach where Vicente retired in 1995.
Vicente, Connie and their son Edward moved to Pearsall and the following year, Connie was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. After eleven months of chemotherapy, her cancer went into remission. On May 12, 1999, Connie lost her husband Vicente of 50 years to a sudden heart attack. In 2003, Connie moved back to Illinois to be closer to her children. She was a longtime resident of Green Castle Senior Apartments in Palatine.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 16 at Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels at 10 a.m. A prayer service was held at 2 p.m., followed by interment at the Frio County Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Trevino Royal Oaks Funeral Chapels.