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Francisco Salais Ruiz

December 3, 1930 September 1, 2014
Francisco Salais Ruiz
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Obituary for Francisco Salais Ruiz
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
1100 E. Tamarack Road
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
(580) 482-1233


Francisco Salais Ruiz, age 83, of Altus, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at his residence, in Altus.

Francisco was born in Lometa, Texas on December 3, 1930, to Braulio V. and Ignasia (Salais) Ruiz. At age 16, Francisco moved to west Texas and assisted the family by working in the fields. In the 1950"s he moved to Hereford, Texas where he was a farm laborer and a ginner during the cotton season. On April 18, 1957, he married the love of his life, Isabel Rodriquez, in Hereford, Texas and they spent the next fifty-seven wonderful years together before his death. In 1963, they moved to southwest Oklahoma where Francisco worked as a farmhand and a ginner until his retirement in 1998. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Francisco enjoyed spending his time sitting on the porch, and being with his family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; four sisters; two sons, Francisco Ruiz Jr. and Carlos Ruiz, Sr. and on great grandson, Angel Roblez, Jr., he is survived by his wife, Isabel, of the home; two sons, Ricky Ruiz and wife Mary of Altus and Mike Ruiz of Altus; five daughters, Irene Roblez of Altus, Amelia Costner of Mangum, Lupe Marquez of Altus, Isabel Long of Cordell and Cristina Ruiz of the home; eighteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; one brother, Martin Ruiz, of Vernon, Texas; one sister, Paula Landin of Hereford, Texas and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services for Francisco Ruiz will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Erin Martinez officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

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For family and friends unable to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live webcast of the funeral service beginning at 1:58 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Go to and click on Francisco Ruiz. There will be a designated area to select, inviting you to join the webcast.

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Lowell-Tims Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road
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