July 7, 2020
On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Nelly Benitez Ramirez passed away in the company of her family at the age of 84.
Nelly was born on May 3, 1936, in La Union, Valle, Colombia to Manuel and Carmelina Benitez, the fourth of six children.
In 1955, she married Jose Ramirez, M.D. Together they raised two sons, Louis and Eugenio, and two daughters, Angela and Brenda. The family immigrated to the US in 1964. She was a homemaker, small business owner, and realtor.
Nelly was an artist, a poet, and the family uniﬁer and organizer. She loved sharing her childhood stories that she recalled well into her later years.
An adventurer’s heart led her to travel around the world as often as she could. All who knew her will remember her beautiful smile, loving nature, and her endless intellectual curiosity.
Nelly is preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband, her brother, Emiro, and sister, Mariela. She is survived by her children, her three sisters Fabiola, Bertha and Amanda, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of loving family members.
Memorial arrangements are incomplete at this time.
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