Maria Ruelas, 79, of Sunnyside died Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
She was born in Michoacan, Mexico. She was a homemaker and lived in Sunnyside for 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, Jose Ruelas of Sunnyside; her daughter, Demira Stewart of Sunnyside; eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be held Sunday, April, 26, 2009, from noon until 5 p.m. at Sunnyside Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home, with a rosary to be recited at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.
Valley Hills Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.