Frank “Eddie” Ruiz, 47 a resident of Deming entered eternal rest Saturday September 13, 2008 at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Frank was born on October 16, 1960 in Deming, NM to Manuel C. and Mary (Rodriguez) Ruiz. Frank graduated from Deming High School in 1979, top ten in his class. He then went on to work for Qwest-Mountain Bell where he was employed for over 25 years, he was also the founder of the Florida Bow Hunters. Frank was a very proud father and “Papa” to his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his parents of Deming, NM.; one son, Nathan Ruiz of Deming, NM.; two daughters, Jaclynn Ruiz and Samantha Ruiz both of Deming, NM.; one brother, Billy Ruiz and wife Denise of Deming, NM.; six grandchildren, Alexis, Evelynn, Joslynn, Andres, Anjelica, and Danae; the mother of his children, LaVore “Tiny” Johnson. Visitation will be held Tuesday September 16, 2008 from 4-6pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapel-Father Stanley Chapel, with a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 6pm. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday September 17, 2008 at 11am at The River of Life Church with Pastor Cesar Chavez officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be Arturo Valtierra, David Valtierra, Alex Sanchez, Juan Rodriguez, Andrew Rodriguez Jr., Ernie Morales Jr.; Reed Lowell, Ruben Saliz, Joe “Oleo” Milo, Larry Johnson, Manny Chavez, Fernie Grado, and Raymond Pena. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory in Santa Clara, NM. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Terrazas Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~575-546-0070. To send your condolences please visit


Born: October 16, 1960
Place of Birth: Deming, New Mexico
Death: September 13, 2008
Place of Death: Deming, New Mexico
Occupation: Line Man- Qwest Communications
Organizations: Founder of the Florida Bowhunters


Manuel C. Ruiz, Father
Mary Ruiz, Mother
Nathan Ruiz, Son
Jaclynn Ruiz , Daughter
Samantha Ruiz , Daughter
Billy Ruiz and wife Denise , Brother
Alexis, Evelynn, Joslynn, Andres, Anjelica, and Danae, Grandchildren
LaVore “Tiny” Johnson, Mother of his children



Tuesday September 16, 2008, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapel
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Celebration of Life Service

Tuesday September 16, 2008, 6:00 pm at Terrazas Funeral Chapel
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Memorial Service

Wednesday September 17, 2008, 11:00 am at River of Life Church
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Pastor Cesar Chavez officiating


Tuesday September 16, 2008 at Mountain View Cemetery
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