Santa Correa Ruiz a longtime Waukesha resident passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side at New Perspectives Memory Care on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the age of 81. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 30, 1938 the daughter of Martin and Rosa (nee Rodriquez) Correa. On May 18, 1959 she married Robert Ruiz Sr. in San Antonio; he preceded her in death on November 14, 2019.
Santa spent many years teaching English to Spanish speaking children at Whiterock School in Waukesha.
She will be sadly missed by her son Roy Ruiz (Sonya Jensen-Ruiz) of Brookfield and her grandchildren, Anthony Rappette, Sabrina West, Annika Ruiz and Shaun Stacey. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.
A brief visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until time of the 2:30 p.m. funeral service at Wisconsin Memorial Park-Chapel of the Flowers (Main Building), 13235 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield. Face masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in her honor to either The Alzheimer’s Association,
, or to the ProHealth Care Foundation at