Martina Ruiz


Martina Rodriguez Ruiz, 63, of Ottumwa, formerly of Artesia, NM, entered into rest peacefully on January 16, 2022 in Ottumwa.

She was born November 15, 1958 in Alpine, TX to Gilbert Rodriguez and Socorro Castaneda. She graduated from Artesia High School in Artesia, NM.

Martina married Miguel Ruiz on July 9, 1977. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

Surviving is her son, Nicholas Ruiz; her daughter, Viveca (Joey) Herrera; 3 grandchildren, Artesia Ruiz, Maleki Herrera and Zoey Herrera; a great-grandson, Atticus Miguel King; her father, Gilbert Rodriguez; her brother, Enrique Rodriguez and sisters, Jovita Gonzalez, Irma Chavez, Linda Rodriguez, Norma Pickett and Mary Alice (Robert) Rader; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Nathan and Ceasar; her mom, Socorro Castaneda; and her brother, Ramiro Rodriguez.

Her body has been cremated and no services are planned. Please respect family wishes and privacy.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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