Tributes for

Perez, Ruth Lujan

Perez, Ruth Lujan, a native Californian and long time resident of Santa Ana, was called home to be with the Lord Friday morning August 2, 2013. She was born in San Miguel, CA on July 9, 1919. She was married to her predeceased husband, Ralph Perez for 75 years. They had 2 daughters. Born in San Miguel, CA she moved to Southern California when she was very young. Attended Brea High School then married and settled in Orange, then in 1946 moved to Santa Ana, CA. Ruth worked most of her married life in the retail business in down town Santa Ana in the 50's, 60's and 70's. After retirement she and Ralph traveled the world. She was always anxious to tell her experiences abroad. She loved the holidays, as family members would always gather at her house. She was always cooking for everyone and was known for her delicious potato salad. She was titled the Social Director of the family, as she and her husband always frequented five star restaurants and made sure all brithday's anniversaries and special events were celebrated at the best restaurants in Orange and L.A. County. She loved her L.A. Lakers and would attend many of their games, from the Forum to Staples Center. Ruth was a loving human being, always helping the less fortunate, she had a heart of gold. A beautiful person inside and out. Her charm, grace and manners came so natural. Ruth was a loving woman who's Catholic Faith resonated through prayer and generosity. She will always be loved and missed by all who knew her. Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Carole Vargas and Janice Carroll; one grandson, Zackary Castro; one son-in-law, Jess Agregaard; one sister-in-law, Maria Oropeza; one brother-in-law, Salvadore Perez; and eight nieces.

"God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered "Come with me". With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away, Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, working hands were put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."

A vigil service will be held Thursday, Aug. 8th, 7:00 p.m., Brown Colonial Mortuary, 204 W 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Aug. 9th, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 727 N Minter St., Santa Ana, CA 92701.

 

Mortuary: Brown Colonial Mortuary

Florist: The Enchanted Florist