It is with great sadness that the family of Maria Guadalupe Govea Ruiz announce her passing on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the age of 53 years, after a long hard fight with scleroderma. She was born May 22, 1965 in San Ciro de Acosta, SLP, Mexico to the late Efrain Govea and Paula Ruiz. She was an incredible, hardworking, caring, loving, and beautiful person that had the ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. For many years she worked at Langdon Hall Assisted Living Facility until her illness would no longer allow. Her employment with Langdon Hall suited her servant heart, often through life’s simple pleasures of chatting and spending time with the residents. Maria’s selflessness and kindness was beyond measure, and she touched many people’s lives. She enjoyed being surrounded by nature, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her family, with whom she was immensely proud of and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.
Maria is survived by her three daughters, Francisca Backenstross (Karl F.) of Bradenton, Maria Delatorre (Rodolfo) of Bartow, and Claudia Bizarro of Bradenton; her mother, Paula Ruiz; sisters, Emma, Maria de los Angeles, and Josefina (Omar) Govea Ruiz; brothers, Juan (Alejandra), Manuel (Rosa), Efrain (Lupe), Gregorio (Sandra), and Miguel Govea Ruiz; grandchildren, Alessia, Bella, and Dominick Backenstross, Lilli Mari Delatorre, Ashley, and Anthony Rios; longtime partner, Raul Bizarro, and many extended family, friends, and loved ones.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, Florida 34205- Date and time to be announced. Family, friends, and others whose lives Maria touched are invited to attend her service to honor the life of a most extraordinary woman.