Amelia Ramirez Zavala

Amelia Ramirez Zavala

February 8, 1935 – December 9, 2019

Amelia Zavala, age 84 of Turlock, passed away on December 9th. Amelia was born in Mexico to Guadalupe and Virginia Ramirez. She was one of eight children and she and her siblings remained close friends throughout her life.
She loved children, and as a single parent mother, helped raise three generations of family. She surrounded herself with loving friends and family and was always ready to make a quick meal or offer her help and support with a smile. She loved traveling to Texas to visit her siblings, tending to her plants, crocheting, cooking and watching her Spanish Novellas.
Amelia is survived by her three sons James, Noe, and Oscar Zavala, four siblings, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Olga Zavala, her grandson Michael and her lifelong friend and partner Jose U. Espinoza.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10 AM at Allen Mortuary.
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  • Siarah December 13, 2019 11:16 pm

    We love and miss you. You were always there for us.

  • Adrienne Tobar December 13, 2019 11:28 pm

    You are so loved and missed Amelia! You were always willing to help whenever and wherever you could. Thank you for always having a smile on your face.

  • Anthony Gadola December 15, 2019 3:31 am

    I will miss your playful kidding and your hugs and sharing plants with you.

  • Rosalinda Torres December 18, 2019 6:45 am

    Madrina/Godmother I am thankful for having you in my life. You were a very caring sweet and loving lady and I always took your advice as a child,teenager and as an adult. You taught me to be a strong hardworking single mother and to always have love in my heart and keep a smile no matter what.
    La voy a extranar mucho.
    Rosa Torres

  • Sheila Mayo December 19, 2019 1:38 am

    I lost touch with Amelia after she moved away from Olive Avenue. She looked after my children when they were quite young and they are now in their 40s. I remember her to be a very gentle, sweet lady who loved her family. I always loved going to her house to pick up my children because she would make delicious tortillas for us. May she rest in peace and may her family be comforted knowing what a precious lady she was.

  • Ellen Bryson December 21, 2019 6:12 pm

    From the first moment I met her, and always since, I loved her beautiful smile. Even when she was not feeling that well, she always smiled and made your heart glad.
    I am Noe’s mother-in-law and I quickly learned how much Noe loves her. He often told us clever jokes or comments she responded with in conversation, using that special smile and chuckle he always had when he talked about her.
    She was so talented, quick-witted, and caring, her grandchildren loved to be with her. Everyone responded to her love.
    She will be missed every day and remembered with great love and gratitude by all of us.

  • Spencer Remington December 21, 2019 9:56 pm

    No-one made tamales or told a joke like you.
    The world is not as bright without you.
    I love you and I will miss our long talks and your warm hugs.

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