Ruby "Cuca" Juarez, 71, of Big Spring, died Friday, June 27, 2014, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring.
Pallbearers are Thomas Rios, Matthew Mier, Jordan Sosa, Pete Sosa, Joe Ethan Chavez, Scooter Anderson, Patrick Rios and Robert Obando. Honorary Pallbearers are David Anderson, Arthur "Tweety" Juarez Jr., Lupe Gutierrez, Cruz Gutierrez and Rudy Ortega Jr.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Ruby was born July 4, 1942, in Colorado City and married Guadalupe Juarez in Big Spring in 1961.
Ruby loved softball and always cheered on her "Ruby Reds." She also loved watching the Dallas Cowboys and being close to family.
She is survived by four sons, Arthur Juarez, Mark Juarez and wife, Norma, Julio Sosa and wife, Robin, and Rudy Ortega Jr.; two daughters, Melinda Rios and husband, Alfredo, and Angie Anderson and Iden Rios, all of Big Spring; 14 grandchildren, Amy French, Arthur Juarez Jr., Melissa Chavez, Beatrice Gonzales, Thomas Rios, Shae Rios, Katrina Rios, Patrick Rios, David Anderson, Scooter Anderson, Joyce Gutierrez, Cruz Gutierrez, Elizabeth Gutierrez and Lupe Gutierrez; 43 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Tom Gutierrez, and Chino Gutierrez and wife, Lina, all of Big Spring, and John Gutierrez and wife, Thelma, of Odessa; two sisters, Ernestina Gonzalez of Westbrook and Oralia Gutierrez of Big Spring; daughter-in-law, Mary Gamboa; and son-in-law, Ricky Anderson.
In addition to her parents, Agapito Gutierrez and Guadalupe Rodriquez, and her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Rincones and Antanacio Gutierrez; and two sisters, Elida Sosa and Maria Ventura.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com