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Rene D. Ruiz

Obituary for Rene D. Ruiz

August 23, 1955 - May 3, 2018
Houston, Texas | Age 62


Rene Ruiz, 62, passed away on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was born on August 23rd, 1955 to parents Jesse and Josie Ruiz in San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse. He is survived by his mother, Josie; sister, Cindy Hayford (Tim); niece, Abbey; nephews, Brandon and Corey; aunts, Esther Dear, Gloria and Berta Garcia; uncle, Margarito Garcia; and numerous cousins.

Rene completed a BBA and BA in Economics, Business Administration and Management and Operations from the UT-Austin in 1978. He spent his career in the oil and gas industry, eventually landing at Targa Resources in Houston, Texas, where he was a VP of gas sales. He was loved by his friends in the field and was one of the absolute best in his industry.

Rene was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He was known for an infectious smile, roaring laughter, a love of Mexican music and for his dogs, Paco, Annie, Barbie, and Victoria. He enjoyed traveling around the world, especially to his home in Mexico.

Visitation will be held at Porter Loring North Mortuary on Monday, May 14th from 6:30-8:30 PM. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, May 15th at 9:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. A Rosary will be at 10:00AM with a Mass to follow at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the World Wildlife Fund or Citizens for Animal Protection.

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