ALTON – Simona Ruiz, 97, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Edinburg.
Mrs. Ruiz was born to Martin and Maria de la Luz Gomar on Oct. 3, 1917, in Rancho San Isidro, Guanajuato, Mexico. She was a member of El Templo Biblico in Alton.
Survivors include her children, David Enrique Ruiz, Laura Ruiz, Ramon Ruiz, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez and Nati Peterson; sisters, Carmen and Aurelia Gomar; and 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Enrique Ruiz, and children, Jose Trinidad Ruiz, Angel Ruiz, Natividad Ruiz de Martinez, Hilaria Ruiz, Luis Ruiz and Maria Ignacia Ruiz.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at El Templo Biblico. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.