Dolores Ruiz Placencia | Obituary

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Dolores Ruiz Placencia

September 26, 1930 – January 17, 2022

Dolores Ruiz Placencia was born September 26, 1930, the ninth child of thirteen, to Joaquin and Luisa Ruiz at the 5th Street home in Chino.

Sadly, she passed away of natural causes on January 17, 2022 at home surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was 91 years old.

Dolores, aka “Dido” or “Tia Luli” to her nieces and nephews, graduated from Chino High School and later married Martin Placencia de Chino. They were married for 69 years and had eight children. Their second daughter, Martha, died prematurely at birth.

Dolores and Martin started their life in Mira Loma. After several moves, they have spent most of the past 50 years in Cathedral City and Cherry Valley, California.

During the middle years, Dolores became involved with the local school district. She taught English to Spanish-speaking children in special education and drove a bus for the school district for several years. She then became LVN and worked at San Antonio Hospital in Upland, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Beaumont/Banning, and several skilled nursing facilities in the Pass area. Dolores was very active with her church. She was a member of the Families of Christ and she is a retired Cursillistas de Cursillo.

She is survived by her husband, seven children, 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three siblings. Our Tia Luli will be missed. Our Dido.

Services will be February 25, 2022, with the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Community, 1234 Palm Ave., Beaumont. Reception to follow.


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