Catalina Gonzales Ruiz, 71 years of age, went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2017. She was born April 30, 1945, in Melvin, TX to the late Asencion and Petra Gonzales. She was one of 14 children. She loved cooking, sewing, family gatherings, which included watching her Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, bingo, playing 31 and the casino. She was a strong woman with a quiet strength. She was a loving and caring person, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, always thinking of others first. To know her was to love her. Catalina was preceded in death by her parents, Asencion and Petra Gonzales, sons, Joe Gutierrez and Robert Ruiz, brothers, Pablo Gonzales, Asencion Gonzales, Jr. and Santiago Gonzales, sisters Juana Ramirez, Elida Perez, Petra Quiroz, Carolina Gutierrez and Ventura Cadena. She is survived by her husband, Gerardo (Lalo) Ruiz, children, Daniel Gutierrez, Sylvia Martinez (Rick), Gerardo Ruiz, Jr. and Veronica Ruiz, grandchildren, Matthew Martinez, Angel Ruiz, Mark Martinez, Selena Ruiz, Angel Gonzales, Angelique Gonzales, Aaron Gutierrez, Alexis Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Damian Ruiz and Christian Ruiz, great-grandchildren, Giselle Ruiz, Joseph Esquivel and baby, Luca, her special pet, Mia, brothers, Medardo Gonzales, Gonzolo and Olivia Gonzales, Erasmo Gonzales, Sr.,Saturnino and Corine Gonzales and Richard Gonzales. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, messages and all their contributions. Special thank you to VITAS homecare, Paul and Bobbie.

Visitation will be held 6-7 p.m.Tuesday, February 21, 2017, with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. at Midlothian Funeral Home, funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Midlothian Funeral Home, followed by burial in the Midlothian Cemetery.

Arrangements by Midlothian Funeral Home, 200 E. Ave. E, Midlothian, Texas 76065 972-723-9884.