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Marilyn Ruiz

June 26, 1934--February 22, 2019

Marilyn K. Ruiz, 84, of North Platte, died Feb. 22, 2019, at Great Plains Health, with her family by her side.

She was born on June 26, 1934, at North Platte, to Walter and Leota (Miller) Anthony. Marilyn grew up in North Platte until the age of 14, when she attended the Nebraska School for the Deaf.

On July 1, 1961, she was united in marriage to Sotero Ruiz. Marilyn was a devoted full-time mother and grandmother and was employed by the United States Postal Service for 18 years.

Marilyn had a strong faith in Jehovah God and was a member of the North Platte congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She enjoyed classic Western movies, puzzles, crafts and reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Neal, Otis and Jackie Anthony; and a sister, Dorla Keup.

Survivors include her husband, Sotero, of North Platte; son, Richard Ruiz, of Lincoln; daughters Linda (Barry) Nalley of North Platte and Audrey (Mark) Ruiz Lambert of Morehead, Kentucky; brother, Jimmy (Carolyn) Anthony, of Grand Island; sisters Audrey Clouse of North Platte and Elaine (Leland) Spanjer of Cozad; grandsons Richard (Tracy) Housman Jr., David Housman, Derek Nalley, Joel (Monique) Ruiz and Joseph Ruiz; great-grandchildren Tucker Nason Housman, Leo Milton Housman, Isabella Rose Ruiz and Emilio Quin Ruiz; sister-in-law, Dixie Anthony, and many other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.

Thanks to Carpenter Memorial Chapel, North Platte, Ne and Amy Willman for the information


Updated June 30, 2019