January 27, 1937 ~ April 29, 2022
At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her daughter Margo A. Galvan and son Gary D. Galvan. She is preceded in death by her husband Isidro A. Galvan, son Isidro Galvan Jr., best friend Lily Pablos, along with other loving family members.
She is survived by her brothers and sister, David S. Barela (Susanna, (Deceased 2018), Richard “Macco” Leon (Theresa) and Cecelia Leon, daughter Margo A. Galvan (Eddie) and son Gary D. Galvan, grandchildren, Carlos Guzman (Isabelle), Pablo Guzman (Stevie), Sydney Chavez, Monica Chavez, Marisa Chavez (Robert) and Eddie Chavez III (Bri), great grandchildren Joseph Guzman, Jonathan Guzman, Nellie Corrales, Matthew Diaz, Robert Boling, Brayden Cahill, Madison Chavez, and Levi Chavez, and numerous other loving family members and friends.
Ruth worked for the Phoenix Union High School District in the cafeteria and childcare department, but mostly was very proud of raising her children and grandchildren, who all brought a smile to her face. She was very wise and knowledgeable and was always willing to share her humor with others. She never met a Cookie, she didn’t like. It’s never easy losing a loved one, especially a parent, who has given so much of herself to us and others. She will be deeply missed and loved but will always remain in our hearts. She is now in Heaven with all her loved ones who have preceded her, and whom she has been missing very much, and has now earned her wings as our “Special Angel”. We will love and miss you always.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00PM with a Rosary at 6:30PM on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ 85018. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 3424 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Interment to follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008.
Reception for family and friends will follow services at the American Legion Post 41, 715 S. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
The family would like to express their thanks for all the prayers and thoughts, that were given to them in this difficult time. DIOS BENDIGA.
My deepest condolences and love for the family. Nana you will be missed very much and take it easy on them in heaven playing JAX!! Let them win sometimes. I love you.
Edward Chavez Jr.
To my wife Margo, son Gary, brothers David, Macco and sister Cecelia.. Grandchildren Carlos and Paul. Cookie was a very Special person to me, I have previously lost both of my parents and know some of the pain, you our experiencing . Always remember to keep her memory in your heart and she will always be with you. Remember all the things, she taught you, good and bad and continue to honor her by applying, the things she taught you. Thank you for sharing Cookie with me and allowing me to be a part of your family. God Bless all of you and your families.
Edward Chavez Jr.
Sorry for previous message. It should have read, to my wife Margo, her brother Gary, grandchildren Carlos, Paul and Sydney. Cookie’s brothers David, Richard and sister Cecilia.
Our deepest condolences to Margo, immediate & extended family. Cookie was a beautiful, caring & funny individual. She lived thru a changing time, strong woman, mother, who provided support & love to all her loved ones. She will be missed and thought of from those who knew her.
Lord bless our sister, swing the gates open, Cookie is HOME.