DaPena, Ruth Violet
Born March 23,1925 in East Elmhurst, New York. Died October 25, 2018 in Mission Viejo.
We lost a bright light in our family. Ruth was a kind, loving, “glass half full” kind of person.
Ruth grew up in Whittier, CA. She married the love of her life when she was 16 years old, Joseph Hueso DaPena. They were very happy and family was number one to them. They also had a strong faith in God. They remained lovingly married for 62 years until he preceded her in death in 2003. She continued to be the head of the family and was an amazing example to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She fought breast cancer over 5 years ago and survived with her positive outlook on life. She was a very strong woman, living on her own until a few months before her death. She was truly a joy to be around and all of those around her were touched by her love and kindness.
She is survived by her 2 daughters and 1 son, her 8 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson Joseph Swan.
There will be a gravesite service on November 3, at 1:00pm El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, CA. A celebration of Life will follow the service. O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary Directors (949)581-4300
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made in Ruth’s name to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.