Dallas Works Memorial - Employees In Remembrance

Ruth Portalatin RUTH BELEN LOPEZ PORTALATIN, 80, of Mesquite, TX, passed away October 18, 2012. She retired from AT&T/ Lucent Technologies after 28 yrs. in 1995 as a quality assurance technician. She was born January 26, 1932 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico as the youngest daughter of Custodio Lopez and Juanita Rivera Lopez. She graduated from the Baptist High School in Barranquitas and the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Ruth raised three children primarily by herself, drawing her strength from her deep faith in Jesus Christ. Ruth was a warm, friendly woman who was active in many organizations and lived a life of service helping many people: personally, by her volunteer work, and by prayer. She is survived by her sons, Mory Portalatin Jr. of Plano and Woody Portalatin of Garland; daughter, Mayra Mitchell of Fort Worth; granddaughters Valerie and Evelyn Mitchell of Maui, Hawaii; brother and sister- in-law, Angel C. and Julia Lopez, and brother, Antonio Lopez, all of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and sister, Judith Lopez of New York City. She also leaves behind dearly loved nieces and nephews and many dear friends who filled her life with joy. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Ana Luisa Lopez and Eva Iris Lopez, and ex-husband, Morylant Portalatin Sr.