Virginia De la Paz Ramos, affectionately known as “Jean” was born on October 16, 1938 in Tubao La Union, Philippines and passed away peacefully on June 4, 2020 with her family by her side. She was the oldest daughter and second born of eight children to Rodolfo and Nieves Viduya De la Paz.
She grew up in Baguio and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and became a primary school teacher. She was a great dancer and loved folk dancing, boogie, cha-cha and ballroom. She was well known for her dancing and she was invited to attend many town events to perform and showcase her dancing skills.
She met the love of her life, Pedro (Pete) Suguitan Ramos and they wed at St. Vincent Church in Baguio with plans to come to America.
In 1972, she arrived in San Francisco where she and Pete lived for a few years. During those years, they connected with many family and friends that also migrated from the Philippines and made lifelong bonds. They discovered that many relatives were living in San Jose and they decided to relocate shortly before the birth of their only daughter, Jennifer Joy.
Jean worked in Silicon Valley for over 25 years and retired from Seagate Technology in 2003.
She loved cooking, playing card games, and spending time with her family, but her greatest joys were her four grandchildren to whom she devoted her time to be a loving Lola. She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind so many beautiful memories. She will be greatly missed.
Jean will be remembered for her care free spirit and infectious laugh. She was kind and loved by all. She loved the simple things, but exuded class and elegance. She had a quiet strength and an unwavering faith in God.
In addition to her late husband Pete, she is predeceased by her parents Rodolfo, Sr. and Nieves; and brothers Cesar, Rudy, and Solomon.
She is survived by her daughter Jennifer and son in law Ian, cherished grandchildren Skylar, Peyton, Rocco, and Taylor, sisters Victoria and Cynthia (Benny), brothers Norberto (Gleneli) and Genaro (Flor), along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Viewing times will be held at the Chapel of San Ramon Valley in Danville, CA on June 15, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and June 16, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A private graveside service will be held on June 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, CA.
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