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Roger Ruiz

1948 ~ 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Roger Ruiz Obituary

Roger Ruiz, a longtime resident of Klamath Falls, died January 16, 2024, at the age of 75. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 23, at O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel.

Roger was born in Fabens, Texas, to Melesio Ruiz and Shirley O’choa on November 16, 1948. He moved to Klamath Falls and started a long career at Collins Products.

Roger’s favorite activities were playing golf at least three times a week, fishing, elk hunting, and camping; but above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family, engaged in all sorts of activities such as water- and snow skiing. He also met every Tuesday for breakfast with his friends. Roger was the patriarch of a blended family, but showed no favorites amongst all the children. He often said that family had nothing to do with blood -- just relationships.

He and his wife, Cheryl, enjoyed traveling to concerts, seeing such artists as Elton John, Santana, and Celine Dion. He also took pride and pleasure in driving his ’64 Corvette in the Kruise.

Roger is survived by his wife Cheryl Ruiz; daughter and son-in-law Rene & Lazaro Fonte; son Gabe Ruiz; stepdaughters Tammy Connolly, Dawn & Donovan Scheffler, Michelle Mocabee; grandchildren Anthony Ruiz, Kalen Ruiz, Daniel Ruiz, Alyssa & Peter Tucker, Tanner McKinney, Kyler Pemberton, Brittany McLane, Breanna McLane, Bailey Scheffler, Braedon Mocabee; sisters Linda Radke, Mary Campbell, Nellie Barney, Martha Ruiz.

He was preceded in death by his parents Melesio & Shirley Ruiz; son Tony Ruiz; and brothers David Ruiz and Daniel Ruiz.

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Services

Memorial Service
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

1:00 PM
O’Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel
515 Pine Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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