Carmen Ramirez Rendon Carmen Ramirez Rendon passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Laredo, Texas. Carmen Ramirez Rendon, the youngest of four children, was born on June 24, 1945 to Jose Delarosa and Concepcion Ramirez. Receiving her elementary education at St. Peter's Parochial School, she went on to graduate from Martin High School in 1963. Shortly after, she began her banking career at The Laredo National Bank which lasted over 20 years. She later worked for Catholic Social Services. She married her husband, Carlos Rendon on January 7,1977. They were blessed with two daughters, Cristina Rebecca and Carmen Raquel--her pride and joy; along with her grandchildren, they were the center of her universe. Carmela, affectionately called by all, was a pillar for her community--a loving, giving person whom everyone could count on. She lent a hand to anyone in need. She always met everyone with a smile and generous manner and provided comfort with her good and Godly ways. Our loss is Heaven's gain as she smiles down upon us. Mrs. Rendon is preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Concepcion; brothers Jose and Roberto Ramirez and her husband, Carlos Rendon; brother-in-law, Jose Rendon; sisters-in-law, Alicia Rendon and Elva (Ignacio) Portillo. She is survived by her daughters, Cristina (Alfonso) Garcia and Carmen Rendon; grandchildren, Aaron and Abram Garcia, Carlos and Alyssa Romanos. She leaves behind her sister, Bonnie (Larry) Lepovitz. Also surviving are, sisters-in-law, Aurora Rendon, Dora (Anibal) Magallanes, Irma (Alfonso) Steel; brother-in-law, Alfredo (Sara) Rendon and many nieces and nephews. A rosary was recited on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July, 24 2013 at 8:20 a.m. from the Hillside Funeral Home to St. Peter’s Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Lloyd Lepovitz, Lewis Lepovitz, Paul Swisher, Stewart Kimmer, Jorge Rendon, and Luis Rendon. Honorary pallbearers will be: Cesar Rendon, Randy Ramirez, and Robert Ramirez. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.