Juana Ramirez Matta, 91, passed away peacefully December 26, 1990 at her home.

Born December 27, 1898 in Guadalajara, Mexico, daughter of Luciano and Margarita Montelongo Ramirez. Married Anselmo Matta in Mexico. He preceded her in death, December 7, 1961. They moved to the United States in 1919, settling and raising their family in Montrose, Colorado where Anselmo worked for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad until his death.Survivors: son and daughters, Lewis Matta and Rose Casias of Montrose, Colorado; Margaret Chavez, Victorina Castillo and Eva Castillo of West Valley City; Mary Trujillo of Fontana, California; Florence Mendisco of Naturita, Colorado and Genevieve Castillo of Farmington, New Mexico; she was blessed with 39 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Montrose, Colorado under the direction of Montrose Valley Funeral Home.

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