Gloria Ann Ruiz

June 1940 – December 2013

Gloria Ann Ruiz, 73, of Turlock, passed away at Kaiser Permanente in Modesto after a brief struggle with cancer. Gloria was born in San Francisco CA to Jacob and Ethel Shiffer. She attended schools in San Francisco. She married the love of her life, Ruben “Ronnie” Ruiz, when she was 16 years old. Gloria has been a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker. Gloria loved children and the elderly. She entertained in her home and volunteered her services. Her husband and family were the center of her life. Gloria enjoyed travelling to places like Reno and Las Vegas. Her sisters said she had the heart of a nun, always thinking of others. Gloria was preceded in death by her father and 3 siblings: Charlotte, Mary Lou, and Robert Shiffer.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ruben Ruiz, son Tony Ruiz, daughter in law Lori Cornmesser Ruiz and 2 grandchildren: Sofia and Mateo, her mother Ethel Bernal Shiffer, and siblings: Bernie, Dolores, Barbara Jean, Shirley Ann, Patsy Lee, Peggy Lee, Suzie, Penny Ann, Carol Ann, Sandra, Kenneth, Jack, Gene (Butch), and Michael Allen. Gloria will be dearly missed.

Services will be at the Corpus Christi Church located at 62 Santa Rosa Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112 on January 29th from 10:30am – 12:00pm.
The family will have fond memories of her life and her servants’ heart. Please leave memories and condolences at

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