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Esteban Ruiz

estebanruizNovember 12, 1962 – February 16, 2016

Esteban Ruiz, 53, of Edcouch, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Edcouch. He was born on November 12, 1962 in Santa Rosa, Texas to Placido Ruiz & Mariana Martinez. He is proceeded in death by his loving father Placido Ruiz, his beloved son Daniel Ruiz and beloved sister Consuelo “Chelo” Mendoza.

Esteban is survived by his mother Mariana Martinez and stepfather Guadalupe Martinez, his loving brother and sister in law who raised him Julio & Eva Ruiz, and wife Iris H. Ruiz; sons: Esteban Ruiz, Jr., Steve Daniel Ruiz; daughters: Jenilee Ruiz Garza (Rey Garza, Jr.), Stephanie Ruiz Loza (Mason Loza), Aaliyah Danielle Ruiz, Jennifer Lee Rios and former wife Sandra M. Anzaldua. He is also survived by his brothers, Nicolas Ruiz, Rolando (Olga) Ruiz, Placido (Pilar) Ruiz, Isamael Martinez and Jesus Martinez; sisters, Maria Elena Castanon (Serapio Gonzalez), Lisa Ruiz (Juan) Ambriz, Gloria Garza, Mary (Rene) Fonseca, Veronica Ruiz, Letty Ruiz, Irene Martinez; grandchildren; Daniel John Rey Garza; Rey Esteban Garza; Damian Luna Ruiz and Bella Alessandra Loza, Faith Moreno, Kayla Moreno, Sara Rios, Noah Moreno and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rey Garza, Jr., Felipe Castanon, RJ Fonseca, Manny Fonseca, Ramon Sauceda, Rolando Ruiz, Placido Ruiz, Rene Hinojosa and Leonel Hinojosa. Honorary pallbearer Erin Cantu.

Esteban worked at Interstate Fruit & Vegetable for over 20 years and was currently employed with Edcouch-Elsa I.S.D. Viewing was held on Friday February 19, 2016 with a Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at Saint Teresa Catholic Church in Edcouch. Interment followed to Highland Memorial Park in Weslaco. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Guerra Funeral Home in Elsa.

We would like to give special thanks to Edcouch-Elsa High School students and staff and Mr. Rivera, Superintendent of schools for their generosity and Acts of Remembrance and to all those in attendance.

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