Domingo Ruiz

Obituary of Domingo Reyna Ruiz

Domingo Reyna Ruiz, 73, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, entered into eternal life on July 3, 2023, in his home, with his family by his side. 

He was born November 6, 1949, to Domingo Perez Ruiz and Anastacia Reyna in Juarez, Mexico. 

They moved to El Paso, Texas, and ended up in Bakersfield, California, where Domingo grew up.

Domingo was drafted into the Army at the age of 18. He was stationed at Fort Carson, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he met and later married, Dolores Patricia Lujan. They have been married for 51 years, and were blessed with three children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 

Domingo was a devout family man, and a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle. He loved his family and will be greatly missed by them all. 

Domingo had an amazing worth ethic, "Work, work, work." He started working at the age of 6, selling tamales and ice, and also shining shoes, before he started working in the fields. At the age of 18, he was stationed at Fort Carson, serving eight years in the U.S. Army, and becoming a Vietnam War Veteran. He then joined the Civil Service at the Air Force Academy, as the Supervisor of the Cadet Dining Hall at Mitchell Hall, where he worked for seventeen years, retiring after twenty-five total years of military and civil service. He then worked for four years as a D.O.C. correctional officer, and then he retired from the Pikes Peak Library District after working for ten years as a security officer as well. Finally, working as a Roving Supervisor for school district 11 and 49, to the age of 72. 

Domingo is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-one years, Dolores Patricia Ruiz; their three children, Domingo (Ruthann) Lujan Ruiz, Lorenzo (Tina) Lujan Ruiz, and Dorine Lujan Ruiz; twelve grandchildren, Micheal Jr., Angel, Nik, AJ, Johnny, Priscilla, Domingo N., Renee, Valencia, Jessica, Lorenzo Jr., and Desiray; six great-grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters. 

Domingo was preceded in death by his father, Domingo Perez Ruiz; his mother, Anastacia Reyna; and his sister, Anita Ruiz. 

Memorial Service, 11:00AM, Thursday, July 20, 2023, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917.

Graveside Service, 1:00PM, Thursday, July 20, 2023, Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925.

Reception, 1:45PM, Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917.


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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
4925 North Carefree Circle
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States


1:00 pm
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Pikes Peak National Cemetary
10545 Drennan Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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