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Went peacefully to Heaven on Friday May 23, surrounded by Family at Glencroft Care Center. Margaret was born on Sept. 22, 1910 to Ignacio and Guadalupe Ruiz. Margaret was the oldest of seven children. While residing in Phoenix, Margaret had a successful Grocery Store called J.B.'s Market. She is preceded in death by her husband Jesus Varela; sister, Frieda Verehulst; brothers, Igancio, Augustine, and Demetrio, along with grandson Andrew Largo. She is survived by sisters, Erlinda Sanchez and Alice Sanchez; daughters, Lydia Varela, Helen Cunningham (Dennis), son Jesus B Varela; ten grandchildren, Arlene Powers, Theresa Chhatper, Margie Wilson, Tim Largo, Joey Vargas, Michelle Bryon, Jesus Varela, Dino and Sonia Bustamante. Margaret was the Matriarch of our family and will be deeply missed by all of us. The family would like to give a special Thank You to the Glencroft Care Center 3rd Floor Staff. For all of us their love, kindness and compassion they showed for the last nine years to Margaret. In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to
AZ. Services are set for Thursday May 29 at 1 PM with a visitation one hour prior at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301. A Burial will follow. www.westresthavenfuneralhome.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 28, 2014