Catherine Ruiz, 74, of Brady died Monday, Oct. 16 in San Angelo. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Father George officiating. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery. Pallbeareres were Damian Ruiz, Isaac Moreno, David Guzman, Tommy Ruiz, Ruben Torres and Manuel Ruiz. Born Feb. 4, 1926, in Brady to Tiofilo Ruiz and Adela Salazar Ruiz, she was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the area. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brady, and she never married. Survivors include her mother, Adlea Ruiz, of the home; four brothers, Jimmy Ruiz and wife, Cindy, of Evans, Colo., Manuel Ruiz and wife, Angie, of San Antonio, Arthur Ruiz of Austin, and Larry Ruiz of San Antonio; seven sisters, Alice R. Benavides of Greeley, Colo., Stephanie Carranza and husband, Augie, of Evans, Colo., Mary Torres and husband, Ernest, of San Antonio, Carol Carranza and husband, Marion, of Evans, Colo., Helen Guzman and husband, Severiano, San Antonio, Joanne Moreno and husband, Albert, of Brady and Sandra Ruiz of Austin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Edward.