Hugo Alve Ramirez Sr.
April 23, 1938 – December 28, 2021

Hugo Alve Ramirez Sr. passed December 28, 2021, surrounded by his family.  Hugo was born April 23, 1938, in San Ygnacio, TX.  Hugo loved his family including his extended family but especially his grandchildren.  The best way to describe dad is his love for God, family, and South Texas.  He didn’t go to church often but he did believe in our beautiful Catholic faith.  He sent two of his children to Catholic school.  Dad was very affectionate with my mom as well as the women in his life.  He loved his wife dearly as they were married for 61 years.  After she passed in July, he missed her terribly.  Dad was a hard-working man.  He was a very good provider working as a machinist.  He spoiled my mom with gifts and paid for two years of college for each of his children.  When we were young, he worked a side job as a carpenter to earn extra income.  He could visualize stuff in 3D and as a result, he created beautiful custom pieces of furniture over the years.  As much as he was proud of his family he enjoyed talking about his genealogy.  He was so proud to have come from South Texas and he instilled that same belief with his children.  He always said his dad was his best friend.  As a child, Hugo would help his dad deliver tortillas among other items.  He loved going hunting in South Texas with his family.  In his later years of life, he had the privilege of hunting at his sister-in-law’s (Bertha Ramirez) ranch.  Hugo and his son built deer stands.  He would always say “nature is beautiful in South Texas”.  Even though he moved to Houston to raise his family for a better life you could never take South Texas out of Hugo.  He felt right at home at the ranch.  If he could he would live there full time.  He knew how to live off the land.  Before he would leave, he always made sure to clean up as he respected the land.  It gave him much peace to be there.  Thank you, Saul Ramirez family, for allowing this.  You gave Hugo much joy for this. 

Hugo is preceded in death by his wife Ella Mae Ramirez, his parents Marcial and Margarita Ramirez, his brothers Derly, Saul, Roberto Ramirez, and sister Viloeta Uribe.  Survived by his sons Hugo Ramirez Jr; Rene Ramirez wife Dianna; his daughter Yvonne Ramirez-Torres; grandchildren Leah Torres, Rene Ramirez II, Catherine Ramirez and his sister Azucena  McGuire and sister in law Miverna Ramirez.              

Written and submitted by Yvonne Ramirez-Torres.

Service Information

Sunday, January 2, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075


  1. Ronald McGuire on December 30, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    This is a beautiful write up on my beloved Tio Hugo. He will be missed.

  2. Norma Ruiz Flores on December 30, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    I’m going to miss you dearly..Thankyou for being a big part of my life for many years..I always looked too you a my 2nd daddy..

  3. Elda Ramirez on December 31, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Miss you tio! You were always such a joy! I will miss our conversations. Your laughter and happiness was contagious.
    Much love

  4. Leah Torres on January 1, 2022 at 1:46 am

    I’ll miss you grandpa I love you

  5. Edna Segura and Family on January 1, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    My dearest friend Yvonne and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Father. It was truly an honor to have met such a loving, humble and kind soul. My family was always received so warmly at your parent’s home when we would visit. I enjoyed receiving beautiful Christmas cards yearly from them. I always saw the true and unconditional love your Dad poured out to you and Leah. Your Family is Blessed to have been able to spend the many years you had with him. May you continue to treasure the beautiful moments you shared. May our Good Lord help you find peace in your hearts during this difficult time. Love You, My Beautiful Friend.

  6. Denise Samarripa on January 9, 2022 at 8:37 am

    My condolences to you and your family Yvonne. Hearing about both of your parents. My prayers for you and Hugo and Rene may God hold your hearts.

    Denise Samarripa