Alithia Ramirez, a caring and talented artist, dies at 10

In memory of:

Alithia Haven Ramirez

Born: Apr 28, 2012, Jourdanton, TX
Died: May 24, 2022, Uvalde, TX
Age: 10

Alithia loved to draw. She had submitted a drawing to Doodle for Google, her father, Ryan Ramirez, told KSAT-TV. She shared her love for art and soccer with her best friend, Nico Escalante, who was struck and killed by a car in Grand Prairie last year.

Alithia tried to use artwork to provide solace to Nico’s parents.

“I never imagined that this little girl would be mature enough to say, ‘Hey, you know what, I want to keep in touch. I want to check in. I want to make [you a] painting and bring a smile to your face,’” Fernanda Sedeno, Nico’s mom, told CBS. “That’s what I loved about her, and that shows how pure and kind her heart was.”

She sent a drawing of him sketching in heaven while she was drawing on earth.

“I made a drawing for you and the family to know that our friendship was special and that he will always be by my side,” Alithia wrote in a message to Nico’s parents.

-- From the Texas Tribune

Alithia was a smart, talented, reliable, extremely loving young lady who dreamt of attending Art School in Paris. She was very reliable, always wanted to take care of everyone, and was a role model to her siblings.

Read Alithia's full obituary at

Watch a video honoring the Uvalde victims during San Antonio's Dia De Los Muertos event: 

Author: Vivian Lopez