Ruby Chavez Alderete, 69, loving mother and daughter, went to be with our Lord and Savior, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Ruby was born Dec. 30, 1950, in Hayden, Arizona to Cruzita and Guillermo Chavez, raised in Hayden-Winkelman and graduated from Hayden High School in 1969. She was one of six children born to Guillermo and Cruzita Chavez. Ruby raised three children, Jessica Quesada (Ben), Freddie Alderete (Krystal) and Steven Alderete (Jessica).
She is also survived by her siblings, whom she cherished, Guillermo Chavez Jr., Gloria Valdez (Anselmo), Isabelle Bufanda (Bobby), Bobby Chavez (Sherry) and Valerie Chavez; countless Tios and Tias; 12 grandchildren, Brianna, Cassandra, Alyssa, Melanie, Yarasette, Benjamin, Raquel, Christopher, Maricela, Rico, Steven, and Rodolfo; and many nieces and nephews. She adored her grandchildren and was discouraged to not see them often and would let them know.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her mother and father, and a stillborn son, Christopher Steven.
Ruby was very outgoing, outspoken and willing to look after or assist anyone when needed. She was a very creative woman. She loved to sew, paint, cook, bake, crochet, bead and create flower arrangements and wreaths. She made the best red chili for her Christmas tamales! She was a Brownie and a Girl Scout leader for many years. In her earlier years she went to beauty school and graduated. She was a beautician for many years. She also worked at Circle K in Globe, where she met and eventually married Frederico Alderete.
She was an avid bowler and very good at it, and she loved to go dancing. She was a stay at home mom while her children were growing up. She worked as a janitor at Asarco for many years. She made holidays special with her cooking, gifts and her gatherings. Ruby was a doting daughter. She took great care of her mother and father up until their passing.
Ruby has touched so many lives. She would give you her opinion whether you wanted it or not. She was a loving mother, daughter, wife, sister, cousin, Godmother, and devote Catholic. She will be greatly missed and loved. If you knew her she had an impact on your life. Her memory will live on through her family and friends. We love you very much and you were taken too soon.
Services will be held at a later date.