Mary Smith Ruiz passed away on August 2, 2019 at the age of 88 after a long bout of Alzheimer’s. She was predeceased by her parents, Beulah Smith and Walter Reed Smith Jr., her husband Richard Emile Ruiz Sr., son, Richard E. Ruiz Jr., daughter Sharon Ann Ruiz Crandall, son Ricky C. Ruiz and her brother Donald Smith. Mary is survived by two children, Linda R. Gabb and Ronald E. Ruiz. MawMaw as she was called, is also survived by her grandchildren, David Scott Gabb, Rhiannon Ruiz and Ricky C. Ruiz Jr. Mary is also survived by two siblings, Dolores Smith Westcott (Reginald) and Walter Reed Smith III. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am and continue until Mass time. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com
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