Ruth T. Rodriguez Gonzales(1929 - 2013)

Ruth T. Rodriguez Gonzales "Nana" October 01, 1929 - January 09, 2013 Ruth Rodriguez Gonzales was born October 1, 1929 in Ballinger, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband Elias Gonzales; her son Eric Gonzales; her six brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her daughter Yvonne Porterfield (Stephen); son Gregory Gonzales (Ruth); daughter Cynthia Alexander (Lamar) and her daughter-in-law Gail Gonzales. Also, her ten grandchildren: Jason, Amber, Shelbie, Sydney, Jeramie, Paul, Adaline, Eric, Adrienne, and Lucinda, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Her loving nephews and nieces agree their Aunt Ruth has always been a pillar of strength and integrity - standing up for her beliefs and for anyone in need of her assistance. Our Nana was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1955. Her firm belief in the Bible's words at John 5:28, 29 which says, "Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear His voice and come out" carried Nana through her illness with grace. Our expressed love and appreciation to Kim Stancliff (considered a member of our family) who has lovingly given of herself, taking good care of our Do? in her final months. Services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 2701 Columbus St. in Bakersfield at 2 PM on Saturday January 19, 2013.

Funeral Home

Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary
9101 Kern Canyon Road Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 366-5766

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 16, 2013