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THERESA CHRISTINE RUIZ Theresa Christine Ruiz - of Richland, WA, died October 27, 2016. Born in Redlands, CA on December 30, 1965, Theresa grew up in Buckeye, AZ. She is survived by her husband, Mark Fry, and her daughters, Isabel, 12 and Raquel, 9, her mother, Tommie Ruiz and sisters, Heather Lott and Allison Ruiz, all of Arizona. She spent many years traveling the country in the radiation protection field before she began living in the Northwest. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Concordia University. She settled in Richland, WA in 2004 to concentrate on her career as a Health Physicist / Supervisor in addition to raising her beautiful girls. Theresa was nationally certified as a Radiation Protection Technologist and her career was a great source of pride and motivation for her. Theresa enjoyed painting and all outdoor activities. She was an avid runner, hiker and mountain biker. She loved traveling and exposing her girls to new and different adventures and experiences. Theresa inspired many with her grit, determination and fierce love for her daughters. It was this love that allowed her to battle breast cancer for four years when many of her doctors believed she couldn't fight longer than she did. The medical staff attending Theresa were amazed at her tenacity in her battle with cancer. A true warrior, Theresa will be fondly remembered for being tough and inspiring others to reach their full potential. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, 11/3/16 at 11:00 am at Christ the King Church, 1111 Stevens Dr. in Richland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Theresa's name to the Chaplaincy Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA. The family invites you to sign her online guestbook at
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Nov. 2, 2016
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