Jesus M. Ruiz,

Jesus M. Ruiz, 81, was peacefully called home to our Lord to rest on January 26, 2017, in his Safford home. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family.

The Rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morenci, AZ. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Morenci, AZ.

Jesus was born in Marcia New Mexico on November 06, 1935 to Jesus Ruiz and Consuelo Corrillo. He was youngest of 7 children.

On December 1, 1955 at the age of 20, Jesus married the love of his life, Flavia “Chawa” Arguellez in Clifton AZ. Jesus and Flavia made their beautiful life together for 34 years in Morenci, AZ where they raised their 3 children; Maria, Richard, and Kathleen. Flavia has been waiting for the love of her life in Heaven for 28 years and they are finally reunited for eternity.

Jesus “Sport” or “Chuy” put in 42 hardworking years with Phelps Dodge Morenci Inc., before retiring in 1997. Jesus worked as a Track Laborer, Track Sub-boss, Assistant Track Maintenance Foreman, and Assistant Shift Foreman in Mine Operations. He was well known and respected in his community and at his job. He was an incredibly hard-working man. Jesus had a passion for his family and loved them all unconditionally. His family, friends and many in the community will deeply mourn his passing. He was extremely loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. May he rest in peace with his beautiful wife and Our Heavenly Father. Luke 23.43 And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise”.

Jesus is survived by his three children; Maria, Richard, and Kathleen; one grandchild who he proudly helped raise as his own daughter, Elizabeth; his grandchildren Luis (Valerie), Tanya (Troy), Patricia (Jacob) and Tajma (Chris), 13 great grandchildren; Kiahna, Alexis, Alexa, Michael, Kylee, Jacob, Kane, Adam, James, Katelynn, Celeste, Gabriel, Christopher, and Victoria, and soon to be great-great grandchild he insisted to be called “Little Chuyito”(regardless of the baby gender); his brother Roberto (Hilda/Cippa); his sister Beatrice, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jesus is preceded in death by his parents Jesus Ruiz, Consuelo Corrillo; his wife Flavia Arguellez; his brother Manuel; his sisters Genoveva, Martha, and Eleina.

A special thank you to the Hospice RN for her loving care and support who made this transition more beautiful for him and for his family. Also, Thank you to McDougal’s Caldwell Chapel for all of the arrangements. For not as the world giveth, givest thou, O Lord of souls: that which thou givest thou takest not away: for life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only the horizon, and the horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. –Rossiter W Raymond

Funeral arrangements are being handled by McDougal’s Caldwell Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at