Ralph Talamantez Ruiz

1928 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Ralph Talamantez Ruiz Obituary
Ralph Talamantez Ruiz March 4, 1928 - August 21, 2013 Ralph Talamantez Ruiz (Mingo) was born to Ralph Ruiz, Sr. and Rose Talamantez Alba (deceased) on March 4, 1928, in Visalia, California. Ralph was preceded in death by his son Ralph Ruiz III, daughter Brenda Britt Scott, great granddaughter Daina Caraveo, brothers Robert Ruiz, Edward Alba and David Alba, sisters Dolores Lopez and Velma Venegas. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Mary Lu Ruiz, daughters Linda Ruiz and Andrea Britt, brother Rudy Alba, sisters Virginia Becerra, Marian Perez, Bernice Bonillas, Rosemary Ortiz, Viola Sagon and Gloria Sanchez. Ralph is survived by four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. Ralph started work at a young age in the fields surrounding Delano. He went on to become a bus driver for the Kern County Community College while attending as a student. He was a movie projection operator at the local Delano theatre and taught classes at the Community College in the Banking Institute field. While he was Operations Officer at First Western Bank (now Chase Bank) in Delano, Ralph realized the need for a local bookkeeping, income tax and immigration assistance office to accommodate the community. He opened Ruiz Enterprises in 1959, and later expanded to open a Bakersfield office. Ralph retired after 45 years in 2004. After retirement, he and his wife Mary enjoyed time at their South Lake Tahoe family home, visiting his favorite places and playing video poker (at which he was extremely lucky). The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone at Parkview Julian Convalescent Hospital for their kindness and caring during Ralph's stay. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 916 Lexington Street, Delano, CA 93215. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the , or . www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 25, 2013
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