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Rhonda Kay Ruiz
August 10, 1957 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Rhonda Kay Ruiz 66, of Duncan passed away Saturday December 16, 2023 at her home.
Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday December 22, at the Duncan Cemetery with Rev. Dean & Freda Hall officiating arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter- Smart Funeral Directors.
Rhonda was born August 10, 1957 in Duncan, Oklahoma to Harvey & Marjorie (Fisher) Williams. Rhonda married Manuel Ruiz February 14, 1990 in Austin, Texas and to this union two children were born Andy and Abby.
Her first job was at the First Christian Church day care at the age of 15-1/2. She graduated from Duncan High School in 1975, and later went to work at Goodner’s meat market. While her two kids attended Mark Twain Grade School, Rhonda volunteered for various activities in the PTO. She was proud to have run a weekly Friday “candy sales” to help raise funds for events and eventually new playground equipment. The students were always excited for “the candy ladies” cart to come around. She would often pay out of her own pocket so the students who didn’t have money could get something. She not only loved kids, but had a big heart for animals, including the stray cats in the neighborhood. She is survived by her own special cat, Andromeda.
Rhonda loved sports and was an avid OU Sooner and Dallas Cowboy fan.
She is survived by her husband Manuel of the home, son Andy Ruiz of Yukon, Oklahoma, daughter Abby Howell and her husband James, her Mother Marjorie Williams, brothers Bobby Williams and his wife Rhonda, Tim Williams and his wife Ramona, sisters Sherrie McCormack and her husband Mike, Luann Caudill and her husband Keith, all of Duncan, Oklahoma. Two Grandchildren Lyla Mae Howell and Ollie Jackson Howell also of Duncan, Oklahoma. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her Father Harvey Williams
Pallbearers will be Andy Ruiz, James Howell, Bobby Williams, Mike McCormack, Jim Whitford, David Morgan and Keith Caudill.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cartersmartfuneralhome.com