Ruth "Ruthie" Flores age 53 and a resident of Exeter passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Visalia, CA. Ruth was born on April 16, 1958 in Tulare, CA to Felipe Flores and Josephine Ortega. Ruthie was raised in Woodville and lived in Porterville/Salinas area before making her final move to Exeter, CA. Ruthie was employed in the food industry. She was a waitress for many restaurants in Porterville and Salinas including Lion's, China's Alley, Carol's and Bakers Square. Ruthie loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She also had a great heart and enjoyed helping others as much as possible. She enjoyed dancing and cooking. She loved making carne con papas, tamales and flour tortillas. On her spare time she enjoyed watching The Golden Girls, Raymond and her Spanish soap operas. Ruthie was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents Felipe and Josephine Flores and 1 sister Roxanne Beltran. She is survived by her 2 sons: Freddy Ledesma and wife Bethany of Longview, TX and Martin Ochoa and fiancAC.e Amy of Exeter, CA. 3 daughters: Nora Carillo , Monica Rivas and husband Rene and Anna Martinez and husband James all from Exeter, CA. 1 Brother Ruben Flores of Porterville. 7 sisters: Regina Hunter of WY, Rosa Loza of Porterville, Rachel Stacy of Oakgrove LA, Ruby Guzman of Porterville, Rebecca Hernandez of Visalia, CA Rita Hernandez of Exeter, CA.and Renee Ramirez of Porterville. 12 grandchildren: Izaiah, Jaymes, Faith, Caleb, Lily, Felicity, Noah, Isabella, Joseph, Gianna, Evangeline and Aubrey. Visitation will be on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel followed by a Chapel Conclusion Service beginning at 3:00 pm also at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel. To sign her online register book please visit www.whitehurstfuneral.com For additional information contact Whitehurst-Peters -Loyd Funeral & Cremation Service, 195 N. Hockett St., Porterville, CA 93257, (559)784-6485.