Robert Macias Ruiz, age 84 and a resident of Porterville, California passed peacefully in Visalia, California, January 5,2018. Robert was born to Inez and Juanita Ruiz in Mercedes, Texas. In 1959 he moved to Woodville, California where he met Consuelo Ruiz, whom he married in 1960. Robert and Consuelo followed the crop season until they made their home in Terra Bella, California and raised their 6 children on the ranch. Roberto Ruiz was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother and a son. Roberto is survived by his wife of 58 years Consuelo Ruiz of Bakersfield, California and 8 children. Inez and Esperanza Ruiz of Colorado. Jaime Ruiz and Minerva Martinez of Bakersfield, California. ,Roberto Ruiz Jr. of Visalia, California. Diana Ruiz Perez and Orlando Ruiz of Porterville, California. Arturo Ruiz of Visalia, California. 23 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters Beatriz Cavazos of Terra Bella, California, Socorro Calderon of Porterville, California and Alicia Hinojosa of Weslaco, Texas.