Anita Ruiz, 77 of Amarillo, Texas passed away on Friday, May 11th 2018.
A celebration of her life will be at 2:00pm Thursday, May 17 at Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel, 6100 South Soncy with Spike Maldonado, and Manny De Los Santos officiating. Interment will follow in Llano Cemetery East under the guidance of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Services.
Family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00pm Wednesday, May 16th at Destiny’s Garden, 1134 E Loop 335 South.
Anita was born on July 22nd 1940 in Amarillo, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Leonardo and Vivian Alvarez.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Raymond Ruiz; two sons, Larry Bitela and his wife Beatrice, and Leonardo Bitela all of Amarillo Texas; 3 daughters, Gloria Bitela-Chavez of Dumas Texas, Elizabeth M. Yemelong, and Christina Ruiz both of Amarillo; four brothers, Tino Alvarez and his wife Wanda of Indiana, Frank Alvarez and his wife Debbie, Danny Alvarez and his wife Dina, and Ricky Alvarez all of Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Geneva Gonzalez and her husband Antonio of Dallas Texas, Mary Castellanos and her husband Jessie, and Gloria Rosas and her husband Billy all of Amarillo, Texas. Anita was also blessed with 16 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents Leonardo and Vivian Alvarez, her son Victor Alvarez, her sister Josephine Alvarez and her three brothers Leonardo Alvarez, Isidro Alvarez, and Alvino Alvarez.
Anita loved to go to church, she also loved traveling and garage selling. She loved her family and loved spending time with them often. Her presence will be greatly missed and she will never be forgotten.