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Jess Ruiz

October 21, 1929 — April 10, 2020

Jess R. Ruiz, 90, of Cheyenne passed away April 10, 2020 at Davis Hospice Center.

He was born October 21, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA He grew up on Santa Paula, CA.

Mr. Ruiz served in the US Air Force.  He served during the Korean conflict.

He met the love of his life in 1949 at a Cinco de May dance.  They married on October 8, 1951 and had four children.

He enjoyed family poker games “the good” classic movies, pool UFC and the Broncos.  He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Cathedral.  He was a very devout Catholic and prayed daily.

Mr. Ruiz is survived by his wife, Jennie; children, Vivian (Charlie)Baca, Diane Arellano, David (Jill) Ruiz and Rita (Scott) Sheppard; siblings, Daniel Ruiz and Moses Ruiz; 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tereso and Petra Ruiz of Juchipila, Zacatecas, Mexico; sister, Gloria Monroy; brothers Conrad and Frank Ruiz; grandson, James Arellano; and great-grandchildren, Gianna and Joseph Runkel.

Private family services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, with live streaming available to the public.  His cremated remains will be placed in the columbarium at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Condolences and a link to view his services will be on the Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home website.

Services are entrusted to Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001.

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