Mr. Ramiro Sanchez Cuellar went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2020. He was surrounded by the love of his daughters, sons-in law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the time of his death in Richmond, Texas.
Ramiro is survived by his daughters and son, Mary Sanchez-Davila, Juanita Sanchez, Rosalba Sanchez, Elisa Garcia, Luvina Adams, Zulema Sanchez-Dominguez, Martin Sanchez and their spouses. Grandchildren, great grandchildren and siblings, Juan Leonardo, Raul and San Juanita Sanchez Cuellar.
Our daddy Ramiro was born on August 19, 1934, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Manuel Sanchez and Feliciana Cuellar. Both farmers at their family ranch “El Solito”.
Ramiro spent his childhood working hard on his parent’s farm until he was 17 years old. He left the farm to work in a cotton gin that he helped assemble a few miles from his home. After working for the Continental Cotton Gin for several years, Ramiro was offered the opportunity to assemble another gin in the nearby town of Valadezes. His hard work and tenacity won the respect and admiration of the owners and gained him leadership and management of the new factory manning over 80 workers. The humble farmer/rancher boy that was only able to have a 3rd grade education because the need to help his mother and siblings survive after the death of his father was greater than anything at that time. In 1951, he found himself with a widowed mother and 8 siblings, now it was time to become a man. His work ethic was admirable and immaculate. Such, that he was invited to be a part of the big American dream in 1963. Thanks to the owners of the Continental Cotton Gin, which by the way was an American owned company. Ramiro became a U.S. Resident Alien that same year. Ramiro enrolled in night community college and was able to finish junior high and learned to speak English all in the same year. He worked hard to fulfill his dreams and he reached them. In 1983 he moved his family back to Mexico, his native country to put his children through college. There he acquired cattle ranches, a meat market and orange orchards. His dreams and prayers had come to pass. Ramiro retired in 2013 and lived in Houston and more recently in Richmond, Texas to enjoy his time with his loving daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ramiro was a kind, loving, and patient man with the softest heart. His peaceful voice would catch the ear of everyone he met. Those who knew him knew how much he loved life, dancing, tequila and most of all his family.
Today we celebrate the life of our daddy, our rock, grandad, great grandad, brother, uncle and friend. We will always have the beautiful memories of the legacy he has left us. It will be our responsibility my dear family to carry on that legacy with respect, humility and dignity as he clearly told us so many times.
Thus, history has been written. Rest in peace Don Ramiro Sanchez Cuellar.
Hasta luego our handsome cowboy.
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