Ruth Juarez Garcia

October 1, 1927December 25, 2018
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On December 25th, 2018, our beautiful mother Ruth Juarez Garcia, 91, became our Christmas Angel while surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 1st, 1927 in Los Riales, Arizona. In 1953, she married Jose P. Garcia and moved to Santa Paula, California. Our Mom was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, godmother, and friend. She was a woman of great Catholic faith and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She is preceded by her husband of 65 years, Jose P. Garcia, her parents Feliciano and Refugio Juarez, brother Teodoro, sisters Maria, Carmen, Amelia, Katie, Theresa, and grandson Roman. She is survived by her brother Raul Juarez and her children Ruth Hernandez (Leo), Mercy Gomez (Felix), Angie Perez (Javier), Concepsion Chavez (Arnoldo), Joaquin Garcia, Graciela Salazar (Gabriel), Consuelo Iglesias (Jorge), Josie Rico (Elias), and Mary Campos (Miguel). The family grew to include 30 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, who lovingly called her Nana or Big Nana. Mom, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Viewing will be held at Skillin-Carroll Mortuary 738 E. Santa Paula St., Santa Paula on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., with rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 427 N. Oak St., Santa Paula. Interment will follow at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery.


  • Raul Juarez, Brother
  • Ruth Hernandez (Leo), Daughter
  • Mercy Gomez (Felix), Daughter
  • Angie Perez (Javier), Daughter
  • Concepsion Chavez (Arnoldo), Daughter
  • Joaquin Garcia, Son
  • Graciela Salazar (Gabriel), Daughter
  • Consuelo Iglesias (Jorge), Daughter
  • Josie Rico (Elias), Daughter
  • Mary Campos (Miguel), Daughter
  • She also leaves behind , 30 Grandchildren and 32 Great-Grandchildren


  • Viewing Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Rosary Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Mass Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Consuelo Iglesias

February 23, 2019


It is with a heavy heart that I write this. It is difficult to put into words the feeling/void that is left in my heart since you left to be with dad. You must know how much you were loved by me, all your girls, son, family and friends. You always took great care of us and nurtured us and supported us in our dreams and goals. I know without a doubt that it came with much sacrifices, but you did it selflessly. You two were also a great inspiration and mentors to all that knew you.

I want you to know that you were my role model. You showed me how to be a strong independent woman and to always work towards a better future. I will always be grateful to GOD for giving me the privilege to be part of this beautiful family.

You and dad left such a big family to carry on your legacy. We will continue to make you proud.

I will love you always!

Your Daughter Consuelo Garcia Iglesias

Mercy Gomez

January 11, 2019

Mom, I am filled with so much sadness, but I must not be selfish. We had you for 91 years. You are now with Dad in heaven, and I know you are both watching over us. I will always love you both so much. Your daughter, Mercy

Alice Leyva

January 8, 2019

Tia Cuca,
You will be missed. I'll always remember you greeting me and my family with open arms, since I was very young. And when ever me and my children would come visit, thank you for coming to Tucson all the times you were able to come. When ever we visited you , you always cooked it seemed as soon as you were done with breakfast you were making fresh salsa and planning lunch, I remember being at your house when Tio would come home for lunch I remember him always having a tall glass of water before going back to work you both had a great family that still continues to grow. That's Lovely all that Love you gave came back and will never end. Love you Tia Cuca, From Alice and Nacho in Tucson