Grace Carrizales, 83, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2019, at the special care unit at the Long-Term Care Center in Cody. Grace passed on to be with the love of her life, her husband, Felix Carrizales.
Grace was born on Oct. 2, 1935, in Mission, Texas, to Jose Ramos and Cesaria Garza. In 1950, the same year that the Carrizales family — Esteban and Camila (Garcia) Carrizales — came from Texas, so did the Ramos family, Jose and Eloisa (Ochoa) Ramos. Felix met Grace Ramos while her family was working for Roland Earhart. The couple was married three years later on Aug. 12, 1953, in Powell.
Grace is survived by her children: Lydia (Doug) Cauffman, Dianna (Mark) Wiles, Martha (Paul) Rasmussen, Felix (Cindy) Carrizales, Norma (Keefe) Anderson; and her daughter-in-law Carole Edwards (Robert Carrizales deceased) and their daughter Sandra. She is survived by brothers Librado “Henry” (Cookie) Ramos, Augustin “Woody” (Estella) Ramos, Antonio “Tony” (Tina) Ramos; and brother-in-laws Florencio “Chon” (Nancy) Carrizales and Octavio “Tavo” Alaniz. She is also survived by her sisters: Gloria (Chano) Mancha, Guadalupe “Lupita” (Guadalupe) Mendez, Salome Ramos, Adriana Ramos; and sisters-in-law Fina Ramos, Eustolia DeLeon, Esperanza Flores, and Francisca “Fran” (Randy Burke) Treviño; 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband Felix Carrizales; her son Robert Carrizales; her baby daughter Christina Carrizales; her parents Jose Ramos; Cesaria Garza; Eloisa Ochoa; Esteban Carrizales; Camila (Garcia) Carrizales; her three brothers Roberto and his wife Romula (Peña) Ramos, Joe Ramos, and Andres Ramos; and her sisters-in-law Susie (Zepeda) Ramos and Irma (Carrizales) Alaniz; and brother-in-law Feliciano DeLeon.
Grace was the inner strength of her family and was always tending to their needs. She showed unconditional love to her family and friends. She was a remarkable and loving wife, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She could often be found in front of her stove diligently making tortilla after tortilla or in her garden tending to her beautiful marigolds, petunias, geraniums and pansies. Grace was diligent in all that she did. When she wasn’t cleaning or tidying up, she was cheering her grandkids on during their sports, school, and church events. One of the things the family will remember about Grace is her great faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her faith was one of the things that her family has learned from her. The family cherishes and are so grateful for that love and faith. Those close to her will be forever blessed by her generosity, kindness and love. She was a great example of love and service. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to especially thank all who cared for Grace in the final years of her life, particularly the special care unit in the Long-Term Care Center in Cody.
Pallbearers will be Charles, Samuel, Jonathan, Ryan Cauffman, Michael Rasmussen, Nicholas and Nathan Carrizales; and honorary pallbearers Wayne Cauffman and Matthew Rasmussen.
Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Friday evening March 15, 2019, at St Barbara’s Catholic Church in Powell. The viewing will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m., prior to the Rosary. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. at St. Barbara’s Church. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.