Ruth Herrera went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2020, at the age of 83, surrounded by her family. Ruth was born on January 21, 1937, in Pleasanton, to Willie Y. and Francisca Arguijo.
Ruth spent her years housekeeping for many families in the area, and could starch the best pair of jeans. In her later years, she enjoyed decorating her house for every season and always wanting to go shopping to add to her collection of “pretties.” She instilled in her children and grandchildren the value of hard work and a helping hand. Ruth was a grandma to anyone who walked through her door, always offering a place to stay or a meal to eat. Her happiest times were spent with her family, always ready for a game of Bingo, and was always excited to receive a delivery of flowers. She always said her flowers lasted so long for her because she loved them so much.
Ruth is survived by her sister, Lupe Brown; sister-inlaw, Ernestine Arguijo; her son, Manuel Rodriguez and wife Stela; and daughters, Mary Ann Rodriguez, Janie Sue Garcia and husband Terry. Grandchildren, Emika Jo Rodriguez, who Ruth raised as her own, along with Michelle Carrizales and husband John, Jason Rodriguez and wife Melissa, Naomi Gonzales and husband Xavier, Manuel Rodriguez, Marci Rodriguez, Jake Uribe, Chris Rodriguez and wife Emily, Justin Garcia and wife Heather, Stefanie Garcia, and Willie Rodriguez and wife Maureen, 28 greatgrandchildren and one on the way, seven great-great grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ruth is preceeded in death by her husband Moises Herrera; parents, Willie Y. and Francisca Arguijo; brothers, Rafael Arguijo, Esmael Arguijo; and son, Eddie Rodriguez.
Visitation was at Hurley Funeral Home in Pleasanton on Monday, March 9 from 3-9 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pleasanton on Tuesday, March 10, at 10 a.m., followed by interment at St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery #2.
Pallbearers for Ruth’s services were Justin Garcia, Jake Uribe, John Carrizales, Jason Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez, Willie Rodriguez, Randy Arguijo and Esmael Arguijo, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Cassias Gonzales and Jaxon Garcia.