Refugio "Ruth" Rios Thursday, July 24, 1924 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On May 3, 2017 Refugio “Ruth” Rios went to be with her Lord. She was a long time resident of Santa Maria. She was born in Michioacan Mexico and at the young at of 15 came to the United States with a relative. She grew up in Santa Maria and worked many different jobs, including Marian Residence of Santa Maria.

Cuca, as some family came to know her, touched many lives and always had a caring heart for others. She loved her family and would love to talk about her childhood to her nieces and nephews. She was a very special lady in the hearts of her family, although she never had any children of her own, she treated her nieces and nephews as if they were hers and she will live in their hearts forever. She had many interests, which include, baking, cooking, sewing and making crocheted blankets.

She married in her early 30's to Jesus Rios, and they were together for 40 plus years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus Rios, her parents Maria and Espedito Martinez, her sister Luz and her two brothers Jose and Francisco.

She is survived by her sisters, Teresa Madrigal of Santa Maria, Soledad Cortez of Santa Maria and Elisa Verduzco of Mexico City. She had over 20 nephews and nieces and more great nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm with a vigil at 6:00 pm.
A funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm.


Thank you for the opportunity to care for you on your last 3 and a half years of your wonderful life.May perpetual light shine upon you. May you Rest In Peace Cuca. Amen. From Zeny's Residential Care Facility for the Elderly