Virginia Ramirez was born on November 28, 1954. She was a graduate of Santa Barbara High School, class of 1972. She leaves behind her loving husband, Joe “Pancho” “Bud” Limon, her two children Steven Ybarra and Jennifer Ybarra Valadez, her son-in-law Hector Valadez, her two grandsons, Hector and Jesse Valadez and her sister Frances Mannerberg. There are a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins, half siblings and more too numerous to list. She passed at Cottage Hospital on March 15, 2013 after a long, courageous battle with leukemia. She was a force of nature to many who will feel her loss. Her love of life was unsurpassed.
Mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 21 E Sola Street in Santa Barbara on Friday the 22 nd of March at 10:00 a.m. Celebration of her Life is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at The Moose Lodge, 110 W. Victoria, Santa Barbara.
You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back, or you can open
your eyes and see all she’s left .You can turn your back on tomorrow and
live in yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow Because of yesterday
You can remember her only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory
and let it live on You can close your mind, be empty and turn your back or
you can do what she’d want:
“Smile, open your eyes and love and go on.”