Valentina "Tina" Ruiz, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at her home. Age 80 years. Tina was born February 3, 1929 in San Antonio, TX, the daughter of the late Enrique and Catherine Estrada. She married Gilbert Ruiz, July 29, 1973. He survives her. She served the community working for the Saginaw County Commission On Aging, Co-Director of the Children’s Christmas Store, Past President of the American Business Women’s Association – Saginaw Chapter, hairdresser for many years, including teaching students, and worked in the hospital caring for babies. Tina loved St. Joseph Parish and was an active member serving on St. Joseph Women’s Club for 25 years, initiating the Community Thanksgiving Shut-In Dinner, preparing luncheon for Habitat for Humanity, serving as Co-chair of St. Joseph Festival for many years, volunteering as St. Joseph travel agent and taking the parish on many wonderful trips and cruises. She was also a seamstress for the parish, sewing Baptismal sashes for the babies being baptized. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, one son, Yolanda Ortega and her family; Laura Ruiz and her family; Cynthia Ruiz and her family; Raymond Ruiz and his family; a special granddaughter, Catarina Garcia and her family, and a special great-grandson, Roberto Rosales; her brothers and sisters, Greg Estrada; Gerald Jarez (Lydia), Mary Gonzalez (Ralph), and Bonifacio Estrada (Stella); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A son, David Ruiz, her parents, and a brother, have predeceased her. The Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Daniel Anholzer, O.F.M. Cap., will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Friends may call at the Church from 9:00 a.m. Monday until the time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Joseph Catholic Church.