Josephine Ruiz, 52, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 in Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.
Josephine was born on July 16, 1959, to Marcelino and Martha Gonzales, Sr. in Dallas, Texas. She grew up in Waxahachie and graduated from Waxahachie High School. In March of 1988 she married Juan A. Ruiz and they made their home in Ennis.
She worked for Claystone Manor Nursing Home for five years and for IOOF Nursing Home for five years as a medication aide. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church. She loved her family and had a great love for her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband: Juan A. Ruiz; two sons: Miguel Mata, Jr. and Anthony Sonora; two daughters: Margie Sonora and Janie Arreola; six grandchildren; three brothers: Ruben Gonzales, Robert Gonzales and Marcelino Gonzales, Jr. and one sister: Hope Orona. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Manuel and David Gonzales.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6 until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. A celebration of life will take place on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery of Ennis under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.