Funeral services set for Ramsey Muniz

A funeral is planned for the Raza Unida Party leader Ramiro “Ramsey” Muniz who passed away on Sunday at 6:36 p.m. from medical complications at Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Ramiro Ramsey Muniz passed away Sunday, October 3, 2022 at 6:36 a.m. at Spohn Shoreline Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Ramiro “Ramsey” Muniz spent the last four years of his life fighting medical conditions. Muniz graduated from Roy Miller High School iin 1960 where he helped win the Texas State championship, a time when racial integration had just started. He went onto Baylor University, one of the first Hispanics to be accepted, where he later went to law school to be an attorney.

In 1972 and 1974, Ramsey ran for Texas Governor under the Raza Unida Party against Democrat Dolph Briscoe. He was able to garner over 200,000 votes, but ultimately lost the race.

Ramsey Muniz is the first Hispanic whose name appeared on a Texas gubernatorial general election ballot.

He galvanized a movement of Chicanos and Mexican Americans to rise up and demand equal rights, a fair shot at educational opportunity and a chance to elect people who’d best represent their interests. Muñiz was on fire, and so was his audience.

After leaving politics, he spent 25 years in prison on criminal charges that Muniz stated were not true. After a 25 year legal battle with his national coalition, Ramsey gained his freedom and was released in 2019 under compassionate release conditions where he lived out the remainder of his life with his beloved wife and friends.

Funeral Services for Ramsey Muniz

On Friday, October 14, 2022 guests and friends will be able to view Ramiro “Ramsey” Muniz from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A rosary prayer will began at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, October 15, 2022 the last viewing will take place at Seaside Memorial Cemetery at approximately 8:45 a.m. Ramsey will be then be transported to mass. Mass will began at 10 a.m. at the Corpus Christi Cathedral located at 505 N Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.

Burial will commence at 11:30 a.m at Seaside Funeral Home and Memorial Park located at 4357 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412.

Rolando Garza and Ramsey Muniz in Corpus Christi, Texas.

For more information you may call Rolando Garza at (361) 461-2597.