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Angela Benitez de Ruiz
(July 5, 1920 - February 2, 2013)

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Angela Benitez de Ruiz

Angela Benitez de Ruiz, age 92, went to be in the arms of her Savior on Saturday, February 2, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Angela was born on July 5, 1920 in Tepostan Michoacan Mexico the daughter of Secundino and Julia (Fonseca) Benitez. Angela was not able to go to school so a childhood friend taught her to read and write. On April 17, 1943 she married Benigno Ruiz Morfin in Mexico. In 1993 Angela became a permanent resident of the United States and spent time between Mexico and Washington until 2005 when she made Grandview her permanent home. Angela was a wonderful homemaker providing all her family with much love, care and nurturing. She was a wonderful cook and no one, family or friend ever left her home without a meal. She would make sure everyone had eaten before she herself would sit down. She loved to crochet and cross stitch and continued to do so until her eye sight no longer allowed it. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, WA. Angela is survived by nine children, Carmen Guizar (Miguel) of Pasco, WA, Maria Ruiz, Maura Ruiz and Miguel Ruiz all of Mexico, Rogelio (Roy) Ruiz (Lupe), Julia Cornejo (Antonio) both of Sunnyside, Isabel Ruiz, Marina Sanchez (Luis) and Rosario Causor (Bernardo) all of Grandview. Five stepchildren Vicente Ruiz of Grandview, Trinidad Ruiz of Richland, Jesus Ruiz, Teresa Ruiz and Rita Ruiz all of Mexico. She is also survived by 56 grandchildren and 113 great grandchildren. Angela is preceded in death by her husband, Benigno Ruiz Morfin, parents Secundino Benitez and Julia Fonseca, two infant children, several step-children including Salvador Ruiz Guzman of Sunnyside, three brothers Jose Islas, Jesus Benitez and Pedro Benitez, two sisters Maria Islas and Soledad Benitez. Viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, WA. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery. Those wishing to sign Angela’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com. Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in charge of arrangements.

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