December 16, 1923 - December 25, 2021
Ruth Masiel was born on December 16, 1923 at the Soboba Hospital in San Jacinto, California. Ruth passed on December 25, 2021 shortly after her 98th birthday, in Murrieta, Ca. She was always surrounded by loving family members. Ruth is a Tribal member of the Pechanga Indian Reservation. She was born and raised in the Hemet and Temecula Valleys. Ruth survived through many decades of changes in this world; the Depression and WWII. She attended grammar school in Hemet, Ca and high school at the Sherman Institute in Riverside, California and received her AA at the age of 63 from Mt. San Jacinto College. After graduation at Sherman, Ruth worked many jobs in Hemet and spent many years working at a local dry cleaners. She was a great and talented seamstress. Ruth married Desiderio “Joe” Maciel and was married for over 50 years. Ruth had eight children and she opened her door to caring and raising many other children in her life. Ruth dedicated her life to helping people in the local Indian communities in Southern California. She worked for Indian Health Service in the nutrition and patient unit as a patient escort and nutritional meal delivery person for elders care services for over 20 years. Ruth retired from the Pechanga Indian Reservation Enrollment Committee in her mid 80s. Ruth enjoyed being with family, her community, dancing, singing, traveling and being on the road and caring for people. Ruth held a wealth of knowledge that was passed down to her from her grandmothers and Elders around her while growing up. Ruth left this world with 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 45 great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild. All of her knowledge, love and family will live on in the living and future generations to come. A Traditional Wake will be held for Ruth Masiel January 20, 2022 on the Pechanga Indian Reservation. On January 21, 2022 a mass will be held at 10am at St Michael’s Catholic Church on the Pechanga Indian Reservation, followed by a burial in Pechanga. Please send all flowers to Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet, Ca.
Ruth Masiel was born on December 16, 1923 at the Soboba Hospital in San Jacinto, California. Ruth passed on December 25, 2021 shortly after her 98th birthday, in Murrieta, Ca. She was always surrounded by loving family members. Ruth is a Tribal... View Obituary & Service Information
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