Mrs. Ramos was preceded in death by her twin brother, Choui Rios; brother, Lencho Rios; sister, Alvina Rios; and granddaughter, Andrea Ramos.
Survivors include her sons, Richard Ramos of Santa Rosa, Felix and Mario Ramos, both of Galt, Jesse Ramos of San Diego, Concepcion Ramos of Galt; daughters, Hipolita "Concha" Garcia and Frances "Chula" Ramirez, both of Santa Rosa; brothers, Carlos Rios of Tecate, Mexico and Tonio Rios of Mexicali; sisters, Nacha Rios of Villa Nion, Sinaloa, Mexico, Lupe Rios of Tecate, Petra Cota of Anaheim and Rafaela Mercado of Brentwood; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
CONSTANTINE "CONNIE" VELLAS
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Riverside National Cemetery for Constantine "Connie" Vellas, 71, of Niland, who died June 9 in Loma Linda Veterans Hospital.
Pastor Michael Hurtado of Calipatria Community Church and Mr. Vellas' family members will officiate
Mr. Vellas was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Swatara, Minn., and came with his family to California in 1944.
He attended schools in Brawley and served in the U.S. Army for two years.
Mr. Vellas married Patricia Williams in Yuma in 1951. They were married for 50 years.
He worked as a mechanic for Imperial Hay Growers in Brawley for 10 years, farmed with his father in Niland and then moved to the Los Angeles area, where he worked in the swimming pool industry for 20 years.
In 1979, Mr. Vellas and his family moved to Niland, where he grew produce and worked at a fish farm until his retirement.
According to family, Mr. Vellas loved the Lord, being with his family, fishing, gardening and helping anyone he could.
He was preceded in death by his brother Walter Vellas in 1996.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Vellas of Niland; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Gib Love of Arizona; daughter, Sherry Fleischer of Niland; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Valerie Vellas of Imperial; sisters, Stacy Vellas of Brawley, Rose Crha and Lisa Kushner, both of Riverside; brother, Larry of Rancho Cucamonga; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.