Reyes Ruiz Jr

January 29, 1934 - June 23, 2024
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Reyes Ruiz Jr, 90, passed away on June 23, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his son, Reyes Ruiz III, his parents Reyes Ruiz and Micaela F. Ruiz, sister Maria Guadalupe McFarland and nephew Luis Botello III.

Reyes was born on January 29, 1934 in Laredo, Texas. He attended Martin High School, and graduated in 1954. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. After the military, he attended Laredo Junior College and received an Associates of Arts Degree. Reyes worked for an import and export business followed by a time at Uniroyal. In 1970, he began his career with the United States Postal Service and retired after 25 years.

Reyes accomplished many things in life. But to him, nothing would compare to meeting the love of his life, his beautiful neighbor Yolanda Botello. Reyes and Yolanda were married on May 6, 1962 and moved into their home on Juarez Avenue where they would reside for the rest of their lives.

Reyes is survived by his wife Yolanda of 62 years, his children, Gabriel (Maria) Ruiz, Melissa (Jorge) Jolly, Anabelle (Juan) Ramos, and Erika (Ernesto) Elizondo, brother Miguel (Yvonne) Ruiz, Brother in law Luis (Hermelinda) Botello Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Reyes was a dedicated husband and father. He was also a devout Catholic leading by example and always reminding us to put God first above everything. To Reyes, family was everything. He especially enjoyed spending time with his kids at Sunday Ruiz cookouts and listening to his favorite music. These evenings usually ended with him thanking the cooks (son’s in laws) and again praising God for all our blessings. Family togetherness is what Reyes valued the most, and what we will cherish forever.

Reyes had a love for baseball and coached his sons’ Little League team, the Day Lions. Former team members still remember Coach Ruiz and their days at the ballpark.

Reyes adored his grandchildren and loved having long talks with them about their latest goals and ambitions in life. He was so proud of all his grandchildren- Reyes (Gina) Ruiz, Kimberly (Carlos) Ortiz, Katelynn, Andrew and Aidan Jolly, Clarissa and Celina Ruiz, Alegra and Diego Ramos, and Ava, Olivia, and Lucas Elizondo. He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren.

The family will be receiving condolences on Thursday, June 27, 2024 in the Angelus Chapel at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 28, 2024 departing from Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation services, to St. Francis Cabrini Church for Catholic Mass 9:00 a.m.

Burial will follow to the Veterans Section at the Laredo City Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 59 and United States Air Force Honor Guard.

Pallbearers: Jorge Jolly, Juan Ramos Jr, Ernesto Elizondo III, Reyes Ruiz IV, Diego Ramos and Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Gabriel Ruiz, Andrew and Aidan Jolly and Lucas Elizondo.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024

Time: 9:00 am

Mother Cabrini Catholic Church


3018 Davis
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Leslie Zamarron posted on 6/28/24

My deepest condolences to the Ruiz family. May God console all the family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Sonia Alvarado posted on 6/27/24

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Alvarado Family


Ophelia Ramos posted on 6/27/24

My sincere condolences to the entire Ruiz family. May Mr Ruiz rest in eternal peace Love to all!


Paulina Aldaco posted on 6/27/24

My deepest condolences to all the Ruiz family. May perpetual light shine upon Mr. Ruiz. May God console all the family in this most difficult time.


Gregorio Botello posted on 6/27/24

Our most deepest condolences to the Ruiz family. From Greg Botello and family.


Elodia Jimenez posted on 6/27/24

I am sorry for your loss . I will be praying for all the family.


Mario & Bea Peña posted on 6/26/24

Our most heartfelt condolences to the Ruiz family. May your faith fortify you all during this time of mourning. Our prayers for Mr. Ruiz’s eternal rest. We pray he is welcomed by God’s loving embrace. Rest in Peace, Mr. Ruiz, and may perpetual light shine upon you. Amen 🙏🏼


Alma Solano Villarreal posted on 6/26/24

My condolences to you and your family. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻


Sandra Duarte posted on 6/25/24

May Mr. Ruiz rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. Prayers for his family.


Mrs. Letty Medina-Almaraz posted on 6/25/24

Our most sincere condolences to the Ruiz family.


Martha Guerra posted on 6/25/24

Mi más sentido pésame para ti y tu familia Melissa. Que tu papi descanse en Paz y brille para el la luz perpetua. Paz y resignación para la familia. Están en mis oraciones🙏🏼🕊️✨