Jose de la Cruz Ramirez, Jr. (Pepe), 47 years old, died after a short illness in the Salt Lake Regional Hospital, Sat, March 14, 1998.

Pepe was born June 15, 1950 at Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico.He is survived by his parents, Jose de La Cruz and Antonia Ramirez, of Midvale; sisters, Ada, Martha, Emma, Elena, Estela, Elvira, Sandra and Sonia; brothers, Marcial and Elias; 23 nephews and nieces, all of Midvale and West Jordan.

He graduated from Juarez Stake Academy and served an LDS Mission in Hermosillo, Mexico. Pepe had a great heart and loved his fellowmen. He loved life, even after he had a near fatal accident in 1983. He called himself, "The Miracle".

Funeral services Weds, March 18, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Midvale 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 642 Jackson St.. (8300 South 150 West). Friends may call at Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday at the church from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.

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