Marcella (Caballero) Rutz

Marcella Lucy (Caballero) Rutz, 70, a former Deming resident living in Bloomington, Calif., passed away peacefully on March 20, 2014, from stroke-related complications. Visitation will begin Friday, March 28, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Rosary service will be there at 7 p.m., led by Suzanne Lundy. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church. The rite of committal and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Machado will officiate. Marcella was born July 18, 1943, in Santa Rita to Lucinda Perrault and Arturo Caballero. She is a 1961 graduate of Deming High School and that summer she married Ronald Rutz and moved to California, where she has made her home and raised her family. Marcella worked as a bilingual teacher's aide for 30 years and was recently retired. She was also a lector at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and taught catechism for many years. Her life centered around her children and grandchildren and her home was always open to many. Her gregarious, outgoing personality, selflessness and friendly smile will be missed by numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald E. Rutz; three sons, Ken Rutz, Patrick Rutz and wife, Lisa, Steven Rutz and wife, Dianne; daughter, Anne Hadaway and husband, Rob; 10 grandchildren, Katrina, Rebekah, Kristen, Stephanie, Lane, Jonathan, Hannah, Amy, Robyn and Robert (Bubba). Also, surviving Marcella, are five sisters and one brother, Bertha, Art Jr., Nancy, Rita, Manuelita and Loretta, along with her YaYa Sisters, Linda, Lori and Bona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arturo Caballero and Lucinda (Perrault) Caballero. Serving as pallbearers will be Ken, Patrick, Steven and Jonathan Rutz, Rob and Robert Hadaway. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671

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Bacas Funeral Chapel - Deming
811 South Gold Avenue Deming, NM 88030
(505) 546-9671

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 27, 2014