Donella Gail Ruiz
December 6, 1969  -  December 25, 2018

Donella Gail Ruiz

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
108 N. Davis
Clovis, NM  88101
Saturday, January 5, 2019
10:00 AM
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Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
108 N. Davis
Clovis, NM  88101
Saturday, January 5, 2019
10:30 AM
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American Heart Association
P. O. Box 90790
Albuquerque, NM  87199
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Donella Gail Ruiz, age 49, of Clovis, NM gained her angel wings to enter Heaven on December 25, 2018 in Clovis. She was born on December 6, 1969 to the home of Albert and Mary (Martinez) Lewis of Clovis.

Donella worked as a counselor for Team Builders and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was strong willed and feisty. Donella would gladly give the shirt off her back to help those in need. She loved riding motorcycles until her health stopped her from doing so. Donella also enjoyed camping every time she could. She modeled herself after Betty Boop. Her greatest loves were her dogs, her niece Kacy Allen, nephews Kyle and Taylor Allen and her great nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all.

Donella is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Romolo and Aurelia Martinez and her paternal grandparents, Albert and Gerda Lewis.

She leaves behind her parents, Albert and Mary Lewis of Clovis; her husband, Denny P. Ruiz of the home; brothers, Ray (Jennifer) Gutierrez of Rio Rancho, NM and Ethan A. Lewis of Colorado Springs, CO; her sister, Michelle (Lonnie) Hendren of La Belle, FL; and nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 5th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with Mass of Christian burial beginning at 10:30 AM with Father Sotero Sena officiating. Serving as honorary bearers are her nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association in Donella’s honor.


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  1. Esther T Dominguez

    May you rest in peace now in heaven no more suffering. You were trulk a very especial person always happy always smiling despite your health and pain.. I'm sure you are now watching over all of condolences to your family Donella. May God grace you all with his love.!

  2. Alvin Rael
    Fort Worth, TX

    I’m truly saddened to hear of Donella’s passing. The world has lost an amazing loving person who is now an angel in Gods presence. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the entire family. Donella’s friendship and love will never be forgotten.

  3. Ronda Miles
    Ft. Worth, TX

    Donella was not just one of my dearest friends she was my sistah. I will miss not being able to see here on my trips home but she will forever live in my heart. May she rest in peace. To the family you all have my deepest condolences.

  4. Andi
    Clovis, NM

    I'm sorry for your loss

  5. Nathaniel McGown
    Clovis, NM

    Donella was always there for someone in need. A shoulder to cry on, someone to talk too, or if you just needed a hug she was always there. I am really going to miss her RIP my great friend with lots of love

  6. Rubel & Judith Encinias
    Clovis, NM

    Al & Mary, so sorry to hear of the passing of Donella. Don't think we ever met her, but being your daughter told us she must have been an awesome and dear person. Our precious Lord has called her home where she has become your angel. May God bless you and giveuring this time and may He give you peace and comfort.

  7. Christine Storseth
    Clovis, NM

    My condolences to Donella's Family. Donella, you were such an amazing lady. You always had a spirited heart. I will miss you so much my sweet friend. I know you are at peace now with the our Lord. You will never be forgotten...

  8. Sam lewis
    Fort Worth, TX

    My sweet friend Donella you will be truly missed. Thank you for all the many laughs, conversations and friendship we had. My condolences to your family. We will meet again soon.

  9. Priscilla Hernandez

    So sorry for your your friend said, the pain will will always be there but you have to go on for the rest of your family....think on the happy times to make it bearable. Praying for all of you that loved her.

  10. Marna Trammell
    Moriarty, NM

    I’m saddened to hear of Donella’s passing. She was a kind and caring person who will be missed by her friends and family.

  11. Marietta
    Lubbock, NM

    I'm so sorry for your loss Al & Mary. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  12. Joseph Casarez Jr
    Houston, TX

    Unfortunately, there are no words that can describe the pain of losing a child. However, it is comforting to know that Donella is at peace and in the arms of her Heavenly Father. She will be missed, and our love and memories of her will remain in the hearts of those she touched. RIP Baby girl.

  13. Ruby Cordova
    Clovis, NM

    Mary, Al, Michelle & family, Raymond & family and Ethan I’m so very sorry for your loss my sincere prayers and love go to you guys at this hard time in your lives. Love you. Ruby

  14. Hester England
    Clovis, NM

    Rest in Heaven sweet friend so sorry to the family for your loss.

  15. Bobby porras
    Lubbock, TX

    She was always a loving person didn’t care who you were she would talk to you nothing can replace the love she had if you really new her lover her so much for always being a true friend gonna miss her so much. Prayers to family nothing but love for them

  16. Bobby porras
    Lubbock, TX

    She was always a loving person didn’t care who you were she would talk to you nothing can replace the love she had if you really new her lover her so much for always being a true friend gonna miss her so much. Prayers to family nothing but love for them

  17. Desire newberry
    Lubbick, TX

    My life long friend , may you fly high with the angels!! RIP friend!! My prayers for all the family!!

  18. Debra Moya
    Albuquerque, NM

    Rip Donella, my condolences to your Family, May God be with you all.

  19. Casey (Hazelton) Barris
    Clovis, NM

    Our family extends its sympathy & prayers.

  20. Esther Garcia
    Albuquerque, NM

    I will see you when my time comes. We will have many conversations of a lifetime to share. Rest In Peace in the glory of our most high, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  21. Lisa Jones
    Vaughn, NM

    I only knew her for a short time but she helped me so much in that short time she will never be forgotten.

  22. S. McDonald
    Dallas, TX

    Oh my dear sweet Donella.... to hear of your passing hurts my heart. You were one of a kind and loved unconditionally. A great friend who was always there, whenever I needed you. You had a heart that would beat for others....I’m going to miss you sooo much girly. May you now rest peacefully. Love you always, your Shanty.

  23. JoAnne Lopez
    Clovis, NM

    God Bless All who loved this be beautiful soul! She is finally going to rest amongst the angels in Heaven. Always in my thoughts and prayers. You were truly a one of a kind!

  24. Elizabeth
    Portalea, NM

    I'm so heartbroken over Donella's passing. She was a wonderful woman who helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life. My heart goes out to her family.

  25. Hester England
    Cannon AFB, NM

  26. Patricia
    Clovis, NM

    I am so sorry on Donella,s passing she was a sweet person, l always ran into her in town and always had a beautiful smile she will be greatly missed another angel has gained her wings say hello to our mom an dad.

  27. Diana Segura
    Lubbock, TX

    Prayers for the family of my friend Donella. I enjoyed working and visiting with her for events in Forte, at the Micheal Sena Center. She was very nice. I am glad i got to know her. May she rest in peace!

  28. Rana Posthuma
    Puyallup, WA

    I'm so truly sorry about the loss of Donella . she was such a great friend to me threw all of these years May God be with you and the family during this time of sorrow.

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