Yolanda Ruiz
Sunset Northwest Funeral Home
6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, TX
Yolanda Villareal Ruiz, born on October 16, 1938, to Reyes Ozuna in San Antonio, Texas, went to be with our Lord and Savior on April, 3, 2014. Yolanda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. In 1956, she married Valentin T. (Willie) Ruiz and celebrated 49 years of marriage. Yolanda attended Brackenridge High School and received her GED May 18, 1981. Her work history included being a "Mama Patrol," housecleaning at the Methodist Hospital (77-78) and finally food service for the San Antonio Independent School District where she retired after 30 years of service (1974-2004) the last 15 years as a Manager, which included Longfellow Middle School, Fox Tech High School, Ruiz and Madison Elementary Schools. She was a Member of the Food Service Association where she held the offices of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President. After Pop passed away in 2005, she attended the Widow Support Group at St. Matthews Catholic Church. In retirement she enjoyed her bunco, bingo, and dominoes clubs at Leon Valley Senior Center, St. Matthews, St. George Maronite, and Los Patios. Her last training endeavor was teaching the Mexican Train domino game at the Leon Valley Center. Yolanda was blessed and is survived by 8 children: Valentin (Debbie), Michael (Arlene), Martin (Traci), Victor, Carlos (Cecilia), Joe (Olga), Mary Ann (Stephen), Debra Ann (Scott); 11 grandchildren: Crystal (Zane), Amber, Tony, Dan (Carolyn), Stephanie, Nicolas, Franchesca, Carlos Andres, Justin, Jacob, Rose; and 5 great grandchildren: Michael, Abigail, Isabella, Joaquin, and Luke. There will be a visitation on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Rosary Service to be conducted at 7:00 pm. On Monday we will depart at 9:30 am from Sunset Northwest Funeral Home in procession to Prince of Peace Catholic Church for a 10:00 am Holy Mass. Interment to follow at San Fernando Cemetery II. To leave your condolences on the online guestbook please go to www.sunsetnorthwestfuneralhome.com.

Published by San Antonio Express-News on Apr. 5, 2014.
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I am very sorry to hear about Mrs. Ruiz's passing. She was always kind to me during my time at Madison Elem. She was very proud of her family. Prayers and sympathy for all her family.
Adrianne Vara
April 11, 2014
I am sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Debra, please just let me know if you need anything in the coming weeks.
Rhonda Labout
April 8, 2014
Deb, very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Donna Tran
April 7, 2014
Our condolences to the Ruiz family . Debbie and Val our prayers are with you and your family .
David & Diana Garcia
April 7, 2014
Sorry to hear your mother passing my friend. I am hear to lend a shoulder to cry on. My prayers are for you and your family.
Christina Aguillon
April 7, 2014
Debra, My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you and keep you in this very sad time. Lisa Wiley
April 7, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. Should there be anything you need, please let us know. Bridget Booth
Bridget Booth
April 7, 2014
Victor and the entire Ruiz family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pete Morris
April 7, 2014
Val and Debbie,

are prayers are with you and your family.

Henry and Cindy De LA Rosa
April 7, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you and your family Joe My prayer and thought are with you and yourfamily Rose and Roy Esquivel The Inn At Los Patios.
April 6, 2014
Val and Debbie: We are so sorry for your loss. May it help to know that yal will always have your mom in your heart. We love you - Linda
Linda Beall
April 6, 2014
Our deepest condolences to the entire Ruiz family, especially Val and Debbie. May you find comfort in one another, and peace and joy in the wonderful memories you will always have of your beautiful mom.
Anthony & Cynthia Montoya
April 5, 2014
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Yolanda started the Bunco Club at the Leon Valley Senior Center. I always enjoyed talking with her and considered her a good friend. She will be missed by all her friends at the Senior Center,
Mary Ann MacCammon
April 5, 2014
My prayer are with you Victor and you family...
Marlene Villegas
April 5, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Yolanda was a dear friend whom I really enjoyed.
we met at Leon Valley Senior Center. i WILL MISS HER.
Maxine Rinaldi
April 5, 2014
We are so very sorry for your loss. May her love live in your memories and bring you peace.

Ervin Cindy & Trey Chavana
Cindy Chavana
April 5, 2014
My dearest sympathies to the family. Yolanda was a beautiful person.Always helping someone.My prayers are with you all.
Mary Esther Maldonaaaaado
April 5, 2014
We are so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Yolanda was married to my cousin,{your dad Willie} and she was a wonderful person to my parents and family. {Lee and Maria Ruiz} May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Lee and Benita Ruiz
April 5, 2014
Dear Ruiz family members, my thoughts and prayers go out to each of you for the loss of your mother. She was such a kind and loving mom, grandmother, and friend, and I am honored to have known her. God bless each of you, and please be comforted by knowing that you will see her again one day, and when that day comes, you will be together forever in the Lord's presence.

Joanie Rostedt (Debbie's mother-in-law)
April 5, 2014
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