Celia was born in Tunguitiro, Michoacan, Mexico, on Nov., 14, 1935. She migrated to Chicago, Ill., in 1975, then moved to the Minidoka area in 1977; following that, she moved to Jerome, Idaho. She traveled between Jerome and Mundelein throughout her life. Celia was a member of the Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She also had a love for flowers, plants, crocheting and making new friends.
Celia is survived by her children, Leticia (Baldomero) Arteaga of Mundelein, Ill., Salvador (Liz) Ruiz of Jerome, Idaho, and Jose (Maria) Ruiz of Jerome, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her son, Antonio Ruiz; two sisters; parents; and grandparents.
The family would especially like to thank Midwest Hospice Care, family and friends for all of their support during the last few weeks.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Rupert, with Father Justin Brady officiating. A viewing will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Hansen Mortuary, 710 Sixth St. in Rupert. There also will be a viewing one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hansen Mortuary in Rupert.