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Dorothy May (Ruiz) Lathum


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Dorothy May (Ruiz) Lathum Obituary
SALINAS, CA – Dorothy May Lathum (Ruiz), 67, born and raised in Castroville, passed away on July 25, 2014. Born on January 6, 1947, she attended Castroville Elementary School and graduated from North Salinas High School in 1964. After her retirement in 2012, she became a stay-at-home grandma. Dorothy was the most giving person, always putting everyone before herself. She loved gardening and devoting herself to her grandchildren: Diego, Conner, Cody, Abigail and Lucie.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Jimmie Don Lathum, Sr. of Salinas; daughter, Tammie Norris of Salinas; son, Jimmie (Paula) Lathum, Jr. of Folsom; grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Daniel and Diego; great-grandchildren, Conner, Cody, Abigail and Lucie; mother, Lottie Espinosa Ruiz of Castroville; brother and best friend, John Ruiz, Sr. of Castroville; sisters, Susan Pere of Prunedale and Josephine Ruiz of Castroville; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers- and sisters-in- law.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Ruiz and brothers, Robert and Joseph Ruiz.
A Funeral Mass with a Rosary recital will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 11140 Preston St., Castroville, CA 95012. Burial will follow mass at the Castroville District Cemetery, 8442 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing, CA 95039.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Healey Mortuary & Crematory/www.healeymortuary.com.
Published in The Monterey Herald on July 29, 2014
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