In Memory of




Obituary for Maria D Ruiz

Maria “Erica” Ruiz

April 23, 1956 – December 14, 2023

Maria was born in Sinaloa, Mexico to Evaristo Diarte and Guillermina Villarreal. She moved to California in her early twenties. Shortly after moving, she met the love of her life, Reynaldo Ruiz, and they were soon married. They raised four daughters and one son together. She was a stay-at-home mother which allowed her the freedom to be at every field trip, school assembly, and sporting event her children had. She loved spending time with her children and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She adored her grandchildren so much and her face lit up any time she saw them or spoke of them. In her free time, she enjoyed spending hours tending to her yard and garden. In recent years, she started traveling and was able to visit Japan, Maui, and Boston. Traveling with her children filled her with so much joy. Maria is preceded in death by her father Evaristo and her husband Reynaldo. She is survived by her Mother Guillermina, her Siblings, her children and their spouses: Ericka (Dwayne), Kimberly (Beau), Andrea (Adam), Matthew (Rosie), Marianne, stepchildren Frankie (Lori) and Diane (Danny) and her grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 27th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with Rosary services starting at 7:00pm at Greenlawn Northeast 3700 River Blvd. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 28th at 1:30pm at St. Joseph Church 1515 Baker St with graveside services to follow.