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13 Feb

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Irene Casias

May 18, 1945-February 4, 2019

Irene Casias was born on May 18, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas, the eldest daughter of Patricio and Francisca Ramirez. She grew up in a tight-knit family of seven brothers and sisters before meeting the love of her life, Rudy Casias, to whom she was married for 42 years. Together they made their home a welcoming place for friends and family, regularly hosting Thanksgiving lunch and other get-togethers.

Irene was a unique and caring individual whose bright smile could instantly light up a room. She had a gift and passion for decorating, a flair for dressing, and loved to cook at home. Her lively personality and generous spirit ensured that she made friends wherever she went. She will be greatly missed by all of us who loved her.

Irene is preceded in death by husband Rudy Casias, parents Francisca and Patricio Ramirez, brothers Joe and Louis Ramirez, brother-in-law David Casias and wife Minnie. She is survived by sisters Beatrice Ramirez, Rose Mary Schoenmakers, Sylvia Alonzo, Gloria Ramirez, brother Adolph Ramirez and wife Leli, Jimmy and Rachel Casias, Joe and Fannie Casias, Robert and Edith Casias, Helen Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass celebrating Irene’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi with a reception to follow in Henke Hall.