Gloria
Ruiz, Gloria Gonzalez passed away on Friday, August 12, 2011 at her home at the age of 55 surrounded by her family and friends. Always more concerned that others were feeling happy, she was smiling through her last days. The love and devotion she gave will continue to live in the hearts of her family and all those she has touched. Gloria is survived by her father, Alex Gonzalez of Redondo Beach, CA; son, Charles Woodbury of Burlington, MA; daughter, Julie Woodbury of Redondo Beach, CA; sister, Patty Avila of Redondo Beach, CA; brother, Alex Gonzalez Jr. of Oxnard, CA; brother, Arthur Gonzalez of Redondo Beach, CA; and 4 grandchildren (Luis Perez and Manuel Perez of Redondo Beach, Lindsey Woodbury-Joy and Nicolas Woodbury of MA). She was preceded in death by her mother, Tillie Gonzalez; daughter, Tina Ruiz; and sister, Nancy Thomas. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA on Tuesday August 16, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm with a Rosary beginning at 7pm. The Service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10am. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. A reception to celebrate her life will be held at Julie Woodbury's residence (13825 Washington Ave. Hawthorne, CA.) Please use this website to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Gloria was such a special person, friend. I feel Blessed to have crossed paths with her. I knew I could always count on Gloria when I needed someone with whom to talk. She had the most contagious laughter. May she rest in peace and serve with the Lord’s other angels to guide and protect us. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the memories of Gloria help ease your pain.

  2. I met Gloria through my dear friend Art (her brother), and befriended the Gonzalez Family over 30 years ago. Each time I saw Gloria, she would greet me with a hug and a big smile. I will miss her, but her warmth and smile will always bring me joy every time I think of her. Gloria, may you rest in peace.

  3. I met Gloria in the early 80’s and we became great friends as the years past we lost touch, giving thanks to Gloria’s family for allowing me to be part of her life and including me in the family functions, these past months have been a blessing to me, her love of life, her smile and laughter she will truly be missed by all who knew her, my friend rest in peace, until we meet again, you will forever remain in my heart.~Belinda~

  4. My Prayer’s are with you all during this time. We have lost a loved one here on EARTH all though we have been given a ANGEL from HEAVEN to watch over us all….. Miss you Gloria Ruiz. I will NEVER FORGET YOU GLORIA THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. We were sorry to hear of Gloria’s death,she was a wonderful, happy, caring, friendly and kind person, and will be greatly missed. Please accept our deepest sympathy, our thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Juan & Wendy

  6. Dear Gloria, Now you must rest until our Lord JESUS wakes you up so that you will live forever with our Father in the beautiful kingdom of God. I will always remember you smiling. Every time I’ve seen you, you were always smiling and that smile of yours filled the room with love. We all love you and will miss you dearly. I’ll see you again some day. love you. Love,Ronnie and family

  7. So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. You are all in our thoughts in this sad time. May warm memories bring you comfort. Sending our love to all her family. Linda and Vic Milhoan (Lucky and Tom Garcia’s daughter and son-in-law)

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