Irene Zavala Ruiz

March 26, 1932 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 89)


Irene Zavala Ruiz, 89, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2021. A 52 year resident of Tracy, Irene was born in San Ciro San, Luis Potosi, Mexico on March 26, 1932 to the late Pedro Zavala and Aurelia Chaires.

Irene was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband Blas Ruiz and daughter Socorro Ruiz and leaves behind a devoted family; Carmen Aguilar, Roberto Ruiz and wife Blanca, Salvador Ruiz, Gonzalo Ruiz, Juana Leon and husband Ignacio, Jorge Ruiz, Margarita Ruiz Lum and husband Steve, Martha Ruiz, Blas Ruiz, and Enrique Zuniga and wife Sonia. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Mom was blessed with having a strong faith in God and was a devout Catholic all of her life. She had many roles, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She took great delight in her gardens and the outdoors finding God in all things. She always expressed her amazement of how good a life God gave her.

We will be forever grateful to God for sharing her with us and she will never be forgotten by her family.

Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue, Tracy, is honored to serve the Ruiz Family. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 West Eaton Avenue, Tracy. She will be laid to rest at the Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 East Schulte Road, Tracy.

An online guest book is available at for condolences and special messages to the family. Chapel services will be live-streamed for family & friends unable to attend.

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 5/18/2021 at 06:55 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

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May 18, 2021

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fry Memorial Chapel
550 S. Central Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376

Recitation of the Rosary
May 18, 2021

7:00 PM
Fry Memorial Chapel
550 S. Central Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376

Video is available for this event

Mass of Christian Burial
May 19, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Bernard's Catholic Church
163 W. Eaton Ave.
Tracy, CA 95376


Tracy Public Cemetery
501 E. Schulte Rd
Tracy, CA 95376

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