Maria T. Ramirez joined her place with the Lord on June 17, 2019. She came into this world as Maria Tiburcia Montoya on August 30, 1935 to her mother, Rufinia Rivera, and father, Espiridion Montoya of San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. Marie, as she was known to all that came to know and love her, grew up on a small farm with her brothers Gilbert (Deceased), Paul and Fred and sisters Arabella and Annie (both Deceased). According to her brothers, Marie was a real tomboy that would rather fight with her siblings than play with dolls, but always had a heart of gold and would defend her family at all cost. Marie graduated valedictorian of Pojoaque Valley High School in 1954. After High School, she worked for the Santa Fe Courthouse (she sold her brother Paul his wedding license) before meeting and marrying the man of her dreams, Manuel Ponce Ramirez. After getting married, she and Manuel headed out west to Southern California, where with a $10 deposit and Manuel’s GI benefits, they bought a new home in the city of Buena Park. There they set about raising their sons Roland, Manuel, Victor, Rene (Deceased) and their princess AnaMaria. Marie worked as a Purchasing Agent for the City of Buena Park until she retired. After retirement, Marie and Manuel loved traveling together in their mini RV until Manuel Passed away in 1998 after which Marie spent the remainder of her years helping her son Manuel JR. raise her two youngest grandchildren (Joseph and Jacob). Marie is survived by her sons Roland, Manuel and Victor and daughter AnaMaria and eleven grandchildren (Annett, Michael, Hector, Francisco, Anysa, Tristan, Alec, Sienna, Alyssa, Joseph, and Jacob) and daughter-in-law’s Vivian and D’archy and son-in-law Gantry Wilson. Also Marie is survived by her two brothers: Paul Al Montoya and wife Stella of La Mesilla, and Fred Joe Montoya and wife Porfie of Rio Rancho. Brother-in-laws: Clay Esco of Cummins, Georgia and Paul Rodriguez of Nambe, New Mexico. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park 4471 Lincoln Ave. Cypress, California from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Another viewing will be held Thursday, June 27, 2019 at St. Irenaens Catholic church 5201 Evergreen Ave. Cypress, California at 8:30am. reception will follow at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Burial will take place at Riverside National Cemetary in Riverside, California.