Victoria Ramos, 80, of Dumas, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 6 o'clock in the evening at Morrison Memorial Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, April 1, 2022, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Gabriel Garcia as the officiant. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson Morrison Funeral Directors.
Victoria was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on November 26, 1941, to Anastacio and Maria (Vidaurri) Ramos. Our mother filled her world with beauty, no matter if all she had to work with was of humble beginnings. In the summer, her yard was a palette of colors as her many blooming plants flourished under her care. She loved plants, as her mother did, and she would fill any available container with them, brightening her corner of the world. Although she didn't have any formal interior design training, she could transform any space into a showplace. A discarded window frame in the alley became a lovely space divider in her home. Articles others believed had outlived their usefulness were given new life and function in her home.
Life had often treated our mother cruelly, but she didn't let that stop her from living. Her heart was big, and she welcomed strays into her home, whether they had two legs or four. She was generous with anything she owned and would give a person in need her last penny, even if it meant she would go without. She knew pain and tried her best to ease it when she saw it in others. She had great difficulty articulating her feelings, but she would show her love through gestures of kindness. Our mother never closed her door to anyone who needed rest. Her house wasn't a palace, but it was truly a home.
Other than her parents, Victoria was preceded in death by a brother: Lupe Ramos and a son: Jimmy Loyd Chandler.
She is survived by her children: Rebecca Morris of Dumas, TX, Steven Ramos of Monroeville, AL, Donna Lakey of Camas, WA, Theresa Chandler of Vancouver, WA and Delayna G. Smith of Paris, TX; grandchildren: Nicolas Whetstone, Alejandro Whetstone, Jonnah Estep all of Dumas, TX, Tim Bowers, Brandi Leonard and Christian Chandler of Washougal, WA, Angela Bowers of Florida, Anecia Carrillo of Sepulpa, OK, Brianna Chandler of Vancouver, WA, Casey Giddens and Caleb Baker both of Paris, TX, Buck Carroll of Portland, OR and Jennifer Pine of Vancouver, WA. She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren and many numerous other family and friends.
The family suggests with gratitude that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital https://saintjudes.org/donate