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Maria Parra

    Maria Parra of Lamesa, TX., age 73, was called home on September 10, 2022. She passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family.
    She arrived into this world on September 25, 1948 to Anselmo Ramirez and Julia Lomeli. She was the 6th of 9 children.
    In 1969 she moved to Arizona where she met and married her husband, Manuel Parra. They were married May 22, 1970 and went on to raise 5 children: Arthur, Alice, Rachel, Monica and Carlos. She was a homemaker most of her life, and loved to sew and cook.  She was a quilter and was a devout Baptist, and later in her age, she became a Pentecostal. She was a faithful member of the House of Prayer.
    Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Parra; parents, Anselmo Ramirez and Julia Lomeli; brothers, Erminio, Felipe, and Gregorio Ramirez.
    Maria is survived by her children, Arthur and Linda Saenz, Alice Saenz, Rachel and Felix Toscano, Monica and Martin Mendoza, and Carlos Parra; brothers, Marcelo and Anselmo Ramirez, Raul Lujan; sisters, Juanita Ogeda, and Rita DeLeon; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren.
    Family and friends will gather in remembrance of Maria Parra at Gonzales Funeral Home on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Lee Iglesias officiating. Burial committal will follow to the Dawson County Cemetery.
    Viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 and Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., with family visitation hour from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on both nights.
    Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Gonzales Funeral Home.
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