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Tue, March 26

Obituary: Ruth Dena

Ruth Dena

Ruth Dena

On March 1, 1935, in Inglewood, Calif., the Lord brought into this world Ruth Dena; and after giving her 80 years, the Lord took her away peacefully on April 21 from the comfort of her home.

She moved to Kingman with her husband and three children on June 27, 1971. In 1975, when her last born would start school, she would become known as the special cook at Carters Rodeway who loved to cook for others for 20 years. She lived her life providing endless unconditional love to her family, and always saw the good in everyone.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Sally Rentreios; parents Dominquez and Rose Casarez; and her husband of 32 years, Jesus (Jesse) Dena.

Ruth is survived by those she held near and dear to heart: her children, Alicia Collins, Mark Dena and Jessica (Edward) Scott; her grandchildren, Alicia A. Dena, LeAnn, Michael, Daniel (Naomi Murphay), Anthony and Ryan Rotenbury, Elena (Kyle) Lacy, and Mario Scott; her 12 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Linda Casarez and Mary VanNortwick; her brothers, Danny (Celia) and Robert Casarez; her nephews, Joe (Michelle), Jon, Roger (Doreen), Jerome (Gina), Frank and Rick Rentreios; and nieces, Laura Longoria, Joni (Wayne) Rispalje and Michelle Casarez.

Although she has left behind her everlasting love within our hearts, she will forever be missed.

There will be a private memorial held at the family's residence.