Miguel Angel "Mike" Ruiz
July 25, 1951 - April 21, 2016
El Temascal, San Miguel Soyaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Miguel Angel Ruiz-Sanchez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico on July 25, 1951 to Ignacio Ruiz and Celia Sanchez. He grew up in Cananea and Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. He had 1 older brother, Ignacio Ruiz-Sanchez and 1 younger sister, Irma Dolores Ruiz-Sanchez. He loved his mother and family very much. When he was fifteen years old he decided to hop trains and go north to try to find work. His journey took him to Tijuana, Mexico and then eventually to San Diego, California. In 1969, he met his beloved wife, Kimi Wells, at a friends quincenera in Coronado, California. It was love at first sight, even though he spoke very little English and Kimi didn't speak much Spanish. They married on September 4, 1971 in National City, . . .