Alicia Antoinette Fernandez Ruiz, beloved daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, and friend to many, unexpectedly passed away on July 18th, 2021, at age 26.
Alicia was born April 3, 1995, to Raul Ruiz Jr. and Marienelle Antoinette Fernandez, in Salt Lake City, UT. Alicia graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She was planning to go to the University of Denver to complete her master’s degree. Alicia loved life and was the life of the party wherever she went. She had the most amazing voice and loved to do Karaoke whenever she had the chance. She was a big fan of the University of Utah Football team, and when any opportunity arose, she loved to be outdoors camping. She loved to travel and was planning on moving to Portland, OR. In her short life, she managed to touch everyone’s hearts and enjoyed life to the fullest. She had such a bubbly personality; all her co-workers and friends called her sunshine.
She is survived by her parents, Raul Ruiz Jr. (Lindsay Karr), Marienelle Antoinette Fernandez. Her sisters Jordan, Bella, Gia and her brother Matt. Her auntie Chantel Ruiz (Bob Martinez), Her grandparents Raul Ruiz Sr.; Priscilla Rodriguez (Javier Rangel), Marina and Macario Fernandez and various aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Rosary will be held Friday, July 23rd at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 715 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT., followed by a Vigil Mass and a Memorial. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on 11:00 am Saturday, July 24th also at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, followed by a luncheon at 2:00 pm in the social hall. Face masks are Required.
A special thank you to the Staff of St. Marks Hospital ICU, for the hard work and care that was given to Alicia and the attention paid to the family, helping us with our loss.