Ronald McRuiz

Ronald Eugene McRuiz

Monday, February 9th, 1948 - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Ronald Eugene McRuiz (Rancho Ron) age 71 of Cleburne, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on August 8, 2019. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 P.M. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Crossroads Church. A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Cate, Larry Combs, Gene Petross, Bob Richey, John Smith and Gary Beaver.
Two earth angels who were always there to care for Ron in his time of need are Janice Plihal and Charles Bottomley.

Ron McRuiz was born on February 9, 1948 in Tyler, Texas to Thelma and Albert McRuiz. He graduated from John Tyler High School in 1966, Tyler Junior College in 1968 and Baylor University in 1970. Ron taught Spanish and French at Cleburne High School, University High School in Waco, Kopperl High School, Midlothian High School and was a long time substitute at Alvarado High School.

Rancho Ron sang cowboy songs and played drums with the Chisholm Trail Cowboys. He also was a member of the Western Music Award winning group, The Texas Trailhands, singing western swing songs and playing percussion. He was a founding member of the Cowtown Opry in Fort Worth, Texas.
Playing the drums and singing in the Crossroads Church praise band was a great source of joy for him.

Ron is survived by his wife of forty five years, Holly McRuiz; son, Robin March McRuiz and wife Alison, and their son Ourson Mec McRuiz. Being “Grampy” was his most recent pleasure and his greatest source of enjoyment.

He was preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Albert McRuiz.

Ron will be missed and remembered fondly by all that knew him.
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Jerome Quinn

Posted at 05:52pm
To the McRuiz Family from Vicki Barker Quinn, Mr. McRuiz was my honors Spanish teacher at Cleburne High School back in 1972. I was a freshman and his class was first on my schedule of classes. He was a great teacher and our class had such a fun time learning Spanish. I always looked forward to his morning class. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers for his family. Dr. & Mrs. Jerome & Vicki Barker Quinn and our family. Topsail Island, NC.

Nelda Muckleroy

Posted at 09:15pm
Ron was a great guy. I enjoyed his music so much.
He will certainly be missed. Prayers for the family.

The Petross sisters (April, Audrey, and Amy)

Posted at 09:21am
Dear Holly, we are sad to hear of Ron's passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies and know that we are thinking of you, March, and your family.
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Nannette Underwood

Posted at 08:27pm
So saddened to hear of Ron's passing. So many great memories of Spanish class in the. basement of CHS. He was one of my favorite teachers because of the way he cared and he could always make you smile.
Holly, I am not going to be able to be there on Saturday, but know my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Nan Whitworth Underwood


Posted at 03:54pm
At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.  Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God's promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29)

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