Guadalupe “Lupe” Dominguez Ramirez

Guadalupe “Lupe” Dominguez Ramirez

Guadalupe “Lupe” Dominguez Ramirez. Our beloved Nana, passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Nana was 101 years old.

Lupe was born on February 11, 1908 in Santa Paula to Guadalupe Royallas Ruiz Dominguez and Francisco Huandurraga Dominguez. She was the youngest of sixteen children. When Lupe was seven years old, she moved with her family to Piru Canyon. She was a life long Piru resident.

Lupe attended Temescal School from first grade 1916 through seventh grade 1922 in Piru Canyon, where Lake Piru is today, then attended Fillmore Union High School. Lupe worked for Piru Citrus Association for many years.

Lupe is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Fermin Arroyo Ramirez, and her son in law, Alfred “Fred” Andrew Acosta both of Piru.

Lupe is survived by her daughters: Viola Anne Ramirez Acosta of Piru, Claudina Lucille Ramirez Root (husband Clyde) of Piru; grandchildren, Jeffrey Curtis Acosta, Steve Alfred Acosta, Stephanie Ann Acosta, Lonnie Root and Beck Root all of Piru; great-granchildren, Diana Marie Acosta Thompson (husband Rich), Amber Natividad Acosta, Steve Andrew Acosta, Daniel Acosta, Gwenn Root, Levi Root and Guner Root; great-great-grandchildren, Maya, Madison, Grace, Erica and Cesar.

Nana loved her family, she enjoyed playing the piano for her family and friends. Nana, Tata, Andre and Louie Torres along with Lillie Torres had their own little band called the Piru Ramblers. They enjoyed playing for the community. Nana enjoyed quilting and sewing and would make her family quilts. She enjoyed sewing little things she would learn at the then Piru Senior Center. Nana had a special way about her. She had an unconditional love of family and would wonder how the animals like the deer were getting along in the canyons with the little rain we would have. Nana was loved so very much and will be dearly missed. Her favorite saying was “One day at a time” - that’s all we have.

A very special thank you to Roze Room Hospice of the Valley, Laurie, Osa, and Andrea who played the guitar to her when she passed from this life to Our Lord. Thank you!

A Celebration of Lupe’s life will be held Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:30am at Piru United Methodist Church, 3875 Center Street, Piru, Ca. Interment will follow at Piru District Cemetery in Piru. Family and friends are welcome to visit from 10-11am prior to the funeral.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family owned and operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Services. For further information please call (805) 229-7054.