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Date of Birth: January 16, 1940

Date of Death: May 05, 2022

Patricia Ruiz (82) of Surprise, AZ passed away peacefully on May 5, 2022, with her family by her side. Patricia was born in Whitsett, Texas to Maria de la Luz and Epifanio Gomez. A beloved sister of twelve siblings (three sisters and nine brothers). She is survived by her husband Jose C. Ruiz and her six children; Lydia, Linda, Julian, Sylvia, Johnny and Patricia. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Patricia lived a full life as a wonderful mother and worked in the educational and customer service fields. Patricia's greatest love and joy came from spending time in the kitchen making delicious meals for her family and friends. The generous hospitality she shared in her home was exemplary. Patricia's other joy was spending many determined hours creating personalized quilted blankets for each family member. She enjoyed traveling and would marvel at the beautiful places she visited. She took delight in the outdoors but was not an outdoorsy person. Patricia in her quiet dignified way, was a beautiful, loving, courageous, and hardworking mother who devoted her life to her children. Her children were her strength in her dark moments. She died peacefully knowing that her six children were there to love her and each other. Patricia will be missed always and be forever in our hearts.

Service Information

Services will be held at Best Funeral Services West Valley Chapel, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345 on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Cancer Treatment Centers of America.