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Ramona Trujillo (Del Rio), 77, of Toledo, OH passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.
Ramona was born in Laredo, TX to Jose and Amada Del Rio on February 12, 1937. She grew up in Erie, MI and attended Monroe High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Toledo and served in the U.S. Peace Corp in Guatemala. She worked for the Lucas County Children Services Board 17 years and retired from Toledo Public Schools (Woodward HS) as a Spanish teacher.
Throughout her life, Ramona, maintained a strong connection to the local community teaching ESL, GED, driver's ed. and helped many residents prepare for U.S. Citizenship exams. She also served as a translator and volunteered for many local organizations including Adelante, FLOC, The International Institute and the former Guadalupe Center. Received Diamante Award in 2009 for philanthropic efforts in the Latino community. Her favorite pass times were reading, sewing, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to Latin music.
Survived by her husband of 44 years, Jesus Arturo Trujillo; daughter Amada Mónica Esquivel (Edwardo); three grandchildren Melina, Liliana, and Victor Esquivel; Sisters Alicia Kharsa, Mary Ortiz, Enedina Del Rio and Betty Rose Lucio (deceased); brothers Vicente Jose Del Rio and James Del Rio (deceased); many adoring nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 2:00-8:00 PM at H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, 3219 Tremainsville Rd (419-473-1301) Toledo, Ohio. Funeral service will be Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Graveside service immediately following at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. To leave a message for Ramona's family please visit www.birkenkampfuneral.com