Ruth Resendez passed away on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 shortly after her 92nd birthday.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband Manuel; brothers William, Frank and Reyes; sisters Sophia, Jesse and Esther. A lifelong resident of Highland, she is survived by her son, Eric (Margaret); Aaron and his two sons, Chris and Mathew. Ruth was aunt to 56 nieces and nephews
Ruth was born on July 4th, 1929 on the Highland property where she was living when she passed away. Ruth had lifelong passions to learn through education, and to care for those around her, with a strong devotion to family and the St. John Bosco Church. She volunteered whenever she could for her beloved community church, cooking for local fundraisers, cleaning the church and rectory and providing booth duty at church festivals. She extended her home to neighborhood children to join her family for meals and snacks, and helped numerous neighbors who needed rides to doctors’ appointments or grocery shopping. Ruth’s boundless energy included working extra jobs to ensure her sons received a Catholic School education to launch their completion of college degrees.
A service memorial will be held at St. John Bosco Church on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., the church that Ruth held in her heart.