Audon Ruiz Jr.

STANTON - Funeral services for Audon Ruiz Jr. were Sept. 13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stanton. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was Sept. 12, at Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel. Mr. Ruiz, 74 of Stanton, died in Midland surrounded by his wife and children Sept. 10, 2017. He was born to Sarah Munoz and Audon Ruiz on June 21, 1943 in Edinburg. He married Estela Sosa on Dec. 24, 1961, and raised their four children in Stanton. He was in the Knights of Columbus at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He worked as a mechanic for John Deere for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents Sarah Munoz and Audon Ruiz Sr.; brothers Jesus Ruiz, Rudy Ruiz and Juan Ruiz. He is survived by his wife Estela Ruiz of Stanton; daughter Noemi Ruiz of Sweetwater; sons Arturo Ruiz of Stanton, Ernesto Ruiz of Midland and Stevan Ruiz of Houston; sisters Hilda Parades of Sandia and Estella Ruiz of Aurora, IL; brother Guadalupe Ruiz of Pearsall; half brother Alfredo Arredondo of Loma Linda, CA; grandsons Joshua Ruiz, Zachary Ruiz, Bryan Ruiz, Aaron Ruiz, Jacob Ruiz, Caleb Ruiz, Adrian Solano and Javier Solano; granddaughters Claudia Ruiz, Julianne Ruiz, and Gisela Solano and great granddaughters Haven Ruiz, MyKala Ruiz, Zaley Ruiz and Maddie Ruiz. Serving as pallbearers were Joshua Ruiz, Bryan Ruiz, Caleb Ruiz, Aaron Ruiz, Jacob Ruiz, Zachary Ruiz, Adrian Solano and Javier Solano. Arrangements were under the direction of Stanton Memorial Funeral Home and Chapel.

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