OBITUARY

Paul "Papa" Ruiz

April 29, 1942August 23, 2017
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Paul “Papa” Ruiz, 75, a longtime resident of Odessa, Texas entered into eternal rest on August 23, 2017. He was born on April 29, 1942 to Tomas Ruiz and Antonia Cano in Fort, Stockton, Texas. He was a member of St. Anthony Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 10404 in Odessa, Texas. He enjoyed volunteering in the community, church activities, fishing, hunting, building things, golfing, woodworking, and gardening. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Yolanda Ruiz, his seven children Michael Cruz and wife Teresa, Paul Ruiz and wife Cynthia, Albert Cruz and Christan, Rocio Peralez and husband Albert, Melba Rios and husband Anthony, Candida Saenz and husband Omar, and Adrian Ramsey Cruz; two sisters, Candida Kelly and husband Charles, and Dominga Molinar; four brothers, Jay Ruiz and wife Aurora, Ernesto Ruiz and wife Manuela, Eugene Ruiz and wife Elodia and Noe Ruiz. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, son Rene Ruiz, three brothers Richard, Tom, and Saul Ruiz, and one sister Felicita Subia. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors from 1:00-9:00p.m. a Rosary will be recited at 7:00p.m. Mass will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 10:00a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Knights of Columbus Council 10404 Odessa, Texas. Honorary Pallbearers are grandson’s Fabian and Dominic Nunez, Sebastian Cruz, Stephen Cruz, Mario Peralez, Brandon Sienz, Christopher, Michael, and Eric Ruiz. Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

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    Monday, August 28, 2017

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Carlos Santos Reyes

September 12, 2017

I just found out today and I am so heart broken. What a great man and a model to the christian community. I will miss you and I'll always have you in my heart. You will remain in my prayers and so your family.

Rachel Valdez

August 26, 2017

There are no words that can console you at this time. I will always remember Paul with a smile & gentle spirit.
Eternal rest grant unto Paul O Lord & let the perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace Amen. I will be offering my rosary every night for the repose of his soul. In Jesus name Amen.

Carlos & Mary Urias

August 26, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to the Ruiz family.We knew Paul as a boy in school and as a young man growing up in Ft. Stockton. He always had a smile on his face and a good story to share . He will always be remembered by us .May God bless you and keep you in his protection .

Christine (Christina) Hernandez

August 26, 2017

Condolences to Yolanda and the family; as, words cannot express the "...loss on earth," that we will feel with the loss of Paul. He was a "...kind, gentle, giving and extraordinary Christian man." I will always "cherish," the example that he and Yolanda gave me and many others (almost all), of a loving marriage and such giving souls to all in the community (through their Godly marriage). That example did not "vacillate (from home to community...same love and kindness at home; as, I always 'cherish' my visits at their home after my parents' passed)." Paul was always sure to wait for me (anywhere he saw me), to check on me; and, what a "...master student and example of the Bible he was...living it out with his lovely wife." Life has changed for us all; though, as we know...it has not ended.

J.P. Dodson

August 26, 2017

Trish and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear sweet neighbor Paul. Yolonda if you ever need anything from us do not hesitate to call or hollar at us across the fence. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Anna Rodriquez

August 25, 2017

Yolie, it is with a sincere heart that I offer you my deepest condolences during this season. May the Prince of Peace comfort you and your family. Peace be with you cousin,

Princess

August 25, 2017

Dearest Yolanda,I just learned of the homegoing of your husband. May our Heavenly Father receive him into the New Jerusalem with open arms. I wish I could give you my sincerest condolences in person. However, I am currently out of town. You are a wonderful woman of faith and I know you know God is with you every step of the way. Love and Blessings Mary Galindo Herrera,Dearest Yolanda,I just learned of the homegoing of your husband. May our Heavenly Father receive him into the New Jerusalem with open arms. I wish I could give you my sincerest condolences in person. However, I am currently out of town. You are a wonderful woman of faith and I know you know God is with you every step of the way. Love and Blessings Mary Galindo Herrera

Ashley Enriquez

August 25, 2017

What I will remember most is the joy he carried throughout his life. Always with a smile. We are praying for him and all those who were touched by the beauty of his life.
Deepest condolences and love,
Roland and Ashley Enriquez
With love from Ani, Isabella and Liliana

Krystal Garcia

August 25, 2017

My deepest condolences Mrs Yolie for you and all your family. May Paul Rest In Paradise.
-Eva & Pete's Granddaughter

Kathy Evaro-Rubio

August 25, 2017

Dear Yolanda and family,

My deepest condolences to the family. May God bless you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Kathy Evaro-Rubio
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