Obituary for Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

• Edith Mieko Ruiz

Edith Mieko Ruiz

Edith Mieko Ruiz, formerly of Lawai, passed away in Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 9, 2016, at the age of 74. Born on Aug. 20, 1942 in Koloa, she retired from the Sheraton Kauai Resort in 2007.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jisuo and Ichiko Marugame; brother Roy Marugame; son Derek Ruiz; granddaughter Brandi-lei Moises; grandson Jace Ruiz; and great-grandson Grason Offutt.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Ruiz; daughters: Donna Moises (Lucky) of Lacomb, Ore.; Wendy Ruiz (Paul Buse) of Phoenix, Ariz.; son Scott Ruiz of Kapaa; three grandchildren: Rhiannon Offutt (Joe) of Lebanon, Ore.; Kaylee Ruiz of Omao; and Luana Moises of Springfield, Ore.; sister, Juliet Koyanagi (Tom) of Torrance, Calif.; brother Kenneth Marugame of Kalaheo; seven great-grandchildren and numerous uncles, aunties, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life service will be held at Koloa Missionary Church on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m.

Expressions of condolence can be sent to 6135 N 5th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85012.


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