Obituary for RUIZ

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Tuesday November 03, 2009

Louie Ruiz, was a life long resident of Albuquerque from August 25, 1947 until November 1, 2009. Mr. Ruiz is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Mrs. Lupe Ruiz; his children, Timothy Ruiz, Thomas Ruiz, and Amanda Smith and husband, Chris; his mother, Irene Santistevan and husband, Armando; his granddaughters, Victoria and Isabella; his brother, Larry Maestas; sisters, Elena Romero and Dolores Chavez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, nieces and nephews. Mr. Ruiz was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Gabriella; and his brothers, Leonard Ruiz, Johnny Maestas, and Jimmy Ruiz. Louie was born and raised in Albuquerque. He finished high school in Jemez Valley in 1967 and enlisted into the Army that summer serving two tours in Vietnam, coming home in 1970. Louie married his wife, Lupe, February 6, 1971. Louie began his career for the B.C.S.O on April 2, 1973 and then began his family. After 20 years of service he retired in October 1993. He continued working for agencies within the law enforcement until his final retirement in 2003. After retiring he took up the hobbies of fly tying, fishing; and he was also an avid corvette enthusiast. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Mary Duneman. Final visitation will be Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Church, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Father Joel Garner, presider. Interment will follow at Jemez Springs Cemetery, Jemez Springs, NM. Pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Larry Stebleton, Mark Casaus, Phil Casaus, Pilo Rios, and Leonard Ruiz. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com

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