Obituaries for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wendy Dorene Ruiz

Wendy Dorene Ruiz, passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona, with loved ones nearby on May 13, 2018, at the age of 53. She was born in Waimea on Sep. 14, 1964. She was an HR Generalist at MEB Services in Phoenix, Arizona for the past 2 years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Ruiz; maternal-grandparents, Jisuo and Ichiko Marugame; paternal-grandparents, Damascio and Margaret Ruiz; brother, Derek Ruiz; niece, Brandi-Lei Moises and nephew, Jace Ruiz-Taira.

She is survived by her partner, Paul Buse of Phoenix; father, Donald R. Ruiz of Phoenix; sister, Donna Moises (Lucky) of Lacomb, Oregon; twin-brother, Scott Ruiz of Phoenix, Arizona. Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. For additional information regarding this service go to

A celebration of her life will be held at Koloa Missionary Church at 3370 Poipu Rd, Koloa, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Refreshments to follow.


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