Estevan “Steve” Ruiz, 78, of Slaton, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Rosary will be said at 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Slaton. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Slaton. Interment will follow in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton. Arrangements are under the direction of Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Due to social distancing and seating on every other pew, seating is limited. Mask are required in the church.
Steve was born April 28, 1942 in Coleman County to Guadalupe and Consuelo Ruiz. He married Mary Valdez on May 5, 1962 in Slaton. He earned an Associates Degree in Business from Vista College. He went to work for Farmers Cooperative Compress and retired after 43 years. Keeping busy, he went to work for Citibus for five years. He was very witty and a big Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Sara Gonzales and Nelly Arguello; and his brothers, Pablo, Pete and Ben Ruiz.
Steve is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughters, Cindy Diaz and husband, Johnny and Mary Ann Martinez and husband, Frank, all of Slaton; his son, Rudy Ruiz and wife, Elda of Lubbock; his sisters, Josie Valdez and husband Dan of Lubbock, Teresa Garza and husband, Tony of Slaton and Mary Leyva of Slaton; his brothers, Tony Ruiz and wife, Maria of Lubbock, Lupe Ruiz and wife, Frances of Slaton, and Jesse Ruiz and wife, Gloria of Buffalo; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
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