Ruth Ann Cruz-Meek

01/18/1920 — 06/03/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Pueblo, CO

Ruth Ann Cruz-Meek

Ruth Ann Cruz-Meek

Ruth Ann Cruz-Meek, 87, of Richland, passed away on June 3, 2007 at Quail Hollow Memory Care Center. She was born January 18, 1920 in Pueblo, CO. Ruth lived in the Tri-City area for 64years. She was a Room Mother for all three of her children throughout their elementary school years. Ruth enjoyed trout fishing, walking, dancing and cross-country skiing and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Parish.

She is survived by brother Archie Blazon of Burbank, CA; daughters Patricia Cruz Hodges of Las Vegas, NV; Nancy Cruz Shoemake and husband Bill of Richland, WA; son Rick Cruz of Federal Way, WA; four grandchildren, Billy J. Shoemake, Jr., Alicia Rapisarda, Wendy White and husband Charles, Barry Patrick Shoemake and wife Joy; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Joey and Brady White, Jessica Kinmark, Grace Turner and Michaela Westmoreland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Lucia and Joseph Blazon; husbands Jospeh Gilbert Cruz and Victor ''Bill'' Meek; daughter Saundra Cruz; fifteen siblings and son-in-law Joseph Lawrence Hodges, USAF Maj. ret

A Rosary will be held at Einan's Funeral Home on Sunday June 10, 2007 at 7:00pm. There will be a Memorial Mass held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Monday June 11, 2007 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chaplaincy at Hospice House, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.

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  • Nancy: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can’t find the words but I am here. Stories of Smokey, Joe, Lois and Ruth will always be with us.

    Louise

    Louise Moyers
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • With deepest sympathy and respect, my prayers and love are shared for all of you.

    Robert Bennett
    November 4, 2014
    Las, Vegas, NV, US
  • We send love, prayers, and good memories of Ruth. I remember Ruth’s delicious recipes she was always sharing, especially her zucchini cookies. Everytime I make them I think of her and her delightful, open smile and hospitality. Thank you for sharing your mom with us Pat.

    Always, Anna

    Anna & Bill Armstrong
    November 4, 2014
    Duvall, WA, US
  • Nancy, Bill & Pat – We just learned of Ruth’s passing and wanted to express our sorrow and sympathy for your loss. God bless you and hold you in His loving embrace in your grief. Ruth was a very special lady and she will be missed.

    Ken & Sue Meek

    Ken & Sue Meek
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US