February 13, 1937 - October 7, 2020
Napa, California – Carmen Rios went dancing with the angels on October 7, 2020. Carmen loved music, art, nature, dogs, cooking, and dancing all night long! She had many friends from every walk of life you can imagine, but what she loved most of all was her family. Carmen was immensely proud of her family and her Puerto Rican Heritage, reminding everyone she encountered that she was Puerto Rican. She worked as an executive assistant in San Francisco until she retired to Vallejo, CA. Her most important work was helping people less fortunate than her, from translating in court to teaching them to navigate the community resources available. She just loved helping people, especially children of immigrants. Carmen is survived by her daughter Yvette Crespo, son, Carmelo Crespo, daughter-in-law, Catherine, grandsons, Peter Ramirez, Jaime Ramirez, Michael Ramirez, Christopher Arana, Nicholas Crespo, and Alexander Crespo. Her grandchildren, Alize Ramirez, Cali Ramirez and Kamen Ramirez, great-grandchildren, Addison and Andre Crespo, and her sisters, Norma Martinez, Ada Campagna and Joan Ramos, her niece Christine Reid, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and her beloved and dedicated, friend, Cana Irma Reinosa, who was Carmen’s companion until the end. Carmen will forever be remembered for her loving, and compassionate spirit, and the warmth she shared with everyone she encountered. Her energy, generosity, and devotion to family and friends will be missed by all who loved her - but the impact she had on them will be felt forever. Family and friends are invited to a socially distanced outdoor service at Skyview Memorial Lawn, 200 Rollingwood Dr., Vallejo, CA 94591. A future date will be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or your local SPCA. Due to Covid-19 considerations, the family will announce a celebration of life at a later date.
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