Elizabeth Ann (Maes) Ruiz

Elizabeth Ann (Maes) Ruiz

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023, Elizabeth Ann (Maes) Ruiz, 72, was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Liz was born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Sunday, Nov. 26, 1950. She was the second of five children in the family and reared in Las Vegas by her parents, Alfredo and Gladys Maes, who preceded her in death. 

Upon graduation from Robertson High School in 1968, she attended New Mexico Highlands University, graduating in 1972. Shortly thereafter she was wed to Herman Martinez, also of Las Vegas. During the marriage, they raised two daughters, Felice and Celina. 

Liz obtained her master’s degree in guidance and counseling at Adams State College and worked in seven states. She worked in Santa Fe, Santo Domingo, and Albuquerque where she retired from APS in 2011. 

During this time, Liz met David Ruiz and they were married on Monday, June 11, 2007. David preceded her in death on Friday, April 22, 2022. They were married for 15 years. David often referred to Liz as “the Lovely Liz.” Liz often referred to David as the “love of her life.”

Liz became a born-again Christian and was a member of Sagebrush at the time of her death. 

She is survived by daughters, Felice Jackson and Celina Sessa and husband Paul and granddaughter Holly. Survivors also include stepdaughter Julie Maya and husband Ralph; brother James and wife Nadine; sisters, Rosann Vigil, Helen Toole and husband Damon, and Andrea Chavez and husband Timothy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and step-grandchildren. 

We love and will miss her dearly. 

Memorial services will take place on March 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. at FRENCH- Lomas. 

Please visit our online guestbook for Elizabeth at www.FrenchFunerals.com. 

French Funerals & Cremations, 10500 Lomas Blvd. N.E., (505) 275-3500

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