Ruth Madrid
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Ruth Madrid

Ruth passed away to eternal life on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Ruth was born to Alfonso and Cora Vigil in Colorado. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Gil Madrid and children, Gayla Gurule, Mitchell & Curtis Madrid; Grandchildren Gabriel (wife Rachelle) & Nicholas Gurule; Great grandson Mason Gurule and his mother Jessica Baca; great grandchildren, Ezra and his mother Breanna & great grandson Daxton Gurule. Also her surviving sister, Martha Jaramillo & brother, Dan Vigil. She attended Pueblo Jr. college where she met her husband who was also attending at the time. She became the first woman barber in the city of Albuquerque. Gil and Ruth owned and operated El Madrid Hairstyling for over 40 years where they attracted many loyal clients who became dear friends. Ruth was also an avid bowler, a bowling delegate to nationals in Miami FL., competed in national bowling tournaments and started the first non-smoking bowling league. Ruth participated in Senior Olympics basketball, attending several national basketball tournaments with the Canyon Nets. Ruth was active in pickle ball acting as a venue coordinator at Sandia Prep. She was an active volunteer at Calvary Chapel where she attended. Ruth could be seen helping at a Kiosk for many church functions, greeting everyone with a big smile. Most important in her life was a relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Church, 4001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow service at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit our online guestbook for Ruth at

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 19, 2019.
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March 23, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to the Madrid Family
for your loss.

Fred and Judy James
March 22, 2019
Deepest condolences to Madrid family on loss of wonderful lady. Met Ruth thru pickleball community. Enjoyed her kind heart and big smile. Remembering her with many positive memories.
Victor Yamada
March 22, 2019
Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Rufina Martinez and family.
Rufina Martinez
March 22, 2019
Ruth was an inspiration to so many.....may you be comforted by her many memories.....thanks Ruth for being a strong woman of God......
Avis Taylor
March 21, 2019
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire Madrid family. I will always remember this beautiful lady who was as classy as they come; strong and beautiful, that was Ruth Madrid!
Rita Amos
March 20, 2019
Ruth was a precious sister in the Lord and we were fortunate enough to have her in our small group at SHE @ Calvary Chapel.
julie Roskosh
March 20, 2019
Ed and Janet Doherty
March 20, 2019
Rip aunt Ruth. We love and will miss you. Until we meet again.
Stephanie White
March 20, 2019
Rest in peace my loving Sister.
Dan & Dorothy Vigil
March 19, 2019
Make this stay lit.
Freda Vasquez
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