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John “J.C.” Ruelas

FORT WORTH — John “J.C.” Ruelas III passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the age of 49.
Memorial service: A memorial service will be held to celebrate J. C.’s life at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Hillside Community Church, 9915 Ray White Road, Keller, Tx. 76244. A reception will be held immediately after the service and the family requests that you bring potluck. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the funeral home and is one week prior to the memorial service at the church.
J.C. was born January 15, 1967 to John and Rachel Ruelas in Placentia, California. J.C. loved fishing, floating on the river and all types of sports. He was a loving son, husband, father and faithful friend. J.C. will always be remembered for the love and devotion he held for his family, the extraordinary success story he represented as a father, the value he placed on his roots, and the love and tremendous appreciation he held for an endless number of friends.
Survivors: Wife of 21 years, Liz Kearney Ruelas; sons, Jack Ruelas and Sam Ruelas; parents,John and Rachel Dominguez Ruelas; nieces, Emily and Erin; nephew, John; three furry friends; and a multitude of special friends and family.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Liz, Jack, Sam and family. I want to let you know I am praying for you as you go through the days ahead and I know God will surround you with an abundance of LOVE and support. JC was an amazing man and has left an incredible family to carry his legacy on. I know he will surround you in his love and I pray you see him everywhere you go and in all of his friends lives that he touched. LOVE you guys so much.
    All our love, Monte, Chris, Jake, and Tori

  2. Liz, I am SO SORRY and saddened to hear this news! I remember so vividly when JC first got sick. Please let us know how we can help you. JC will be greatly missed by so many! I’ll be sending prayers your way.


    I know this will sound strange but JC will always be my big Ole Teddy bear friend that introduced me to burritos because his parents weren’t serving anything else….he made me love burritos after my Daddy always grossed me out making me sit by the refried beans. I’m sad because all we had were our young 20’s as friends and I had just found him on Facebook after all these years. I’m so glad he was so happy and had a wonderful family. He will forever have a special place in my heart!

  4. I am so saddened to hear of J C’s passing. What a sweet, strong man he was. The world is a better place for his being here, living as a wonderful example for us all. My heart goes out to all his family and friends.

  5. To JC’s family,
    I am praying for your family after the loss of such a wonderful man. I worked with JC at CORELOGIC and he was one of the first to welcome me when I transferred to his department (when several of us got stuck in the elevator together). He was such a great guy and always so much fun to be around. He will certainly be missed by many. My prayer for you is that the precious memories you have of your time together will help ease the pain and help you through this difficult time. God bless.

  6. We love you guys so much!! We are sorry for your loss and wil miss JC tremendously. Sending you our love and support.

  7. Liz, so sorry to hear of this sad news. Our prayers are with you and the boys during this difficult time. Know you are loved and prayed for that God will wrap His arms around you and your family, remind you of all of the wonderful memories, hopes and dreams set in motion by this wonderful man, friend and father. We love you and will keep you in prayer.

  8. Liz, I send my love and prayers to you and the family. May God surround all of you with his comfort and peace.

    Love Cindy (Terri’s friend from High School)

  9. Liz
    Sorry to hear this. JC worked with me in the mortgage biz back in the early 2000s. He was a cheerful friendly soul. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  10. All my love and prayers are with you. I never met you, and you’ve probably never heard of me, but I worked with JC at Amazon. He always spoke so happily and lovingly of his family. He was such a wonderful man.

    Lots of light and love to you all.

  11. My heart weeps with you and the boys, and may the Lord give you strength and comfort, Liz.

  12. I am so sorry for ur loss he was such a sweet and funny guy. I got the pleasure to work with him at Amazon such a great guy. May u rip JC never forgotten

  13. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Have never heard anything but wonderful comments about this man. I am sorry for the pain you and your family are feeling, truly. Will keep you all in my prayers Liz.

  14. Cheryl Dixon Fleming

    Liz, Jack and Sam, I am praying for your strength during this rough time. JC was a terrific person and his love for you and everyone around him was apparent in everything he said and did in life. His reach was large in his desire to teach people about his disease and others will live because of his words. May God be with you and life you up so the you may endure the coming weeks. Peace and love!
    Cheryl Dixon Fleming

  15. Suzy Moritz-Rawdin

    So sorry to hear this sad news. J C was a great guy and it was a privilege to work with him. He will be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family

  16. Liz, Jack, & Sam,

    We are saddened to hear of JC’s passing …he was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    With love and prayers,
    Glenn, Corinne, Nick, Cristina, Brandon & Joseph

  17. Ray and Cathy Trujillo

    There are no appropriate words to express our feelings. JC was bigger than life…always smiling and positive about everything. He was a loving cousin who we loved dearly. We will keep you and the boys in our thoughts and prayers. Love Ray and Cathy

  18. Now an angel looking down on us all with that smile we will all miss seeing. Bye JC, you will be missed greatly by all of us.

  19. Liz and Rueles Boys,

    Praying for your strength during this time. I know you have wonderful memories to hold onto for a lifetime. May the Lord bring peace and comfort to you. Sending my love to you all.

  20. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to Liz, Sam and Jack during this difficult time.

  21. Kristen Haydon Howell Maheu

    Liz, Jack and Sam,

    I had just moved to California and was in my first coeducational environment. I was a shy dork my first day of Junior year at Laguna Hills High School, and terrified. Then JC said hi, and welcomed me. He was that friendly face and kind, open spirit that, somehow, made everything okay. He said that he loved my annual day-by-day recount of the Battle of the Alamo that I do as a docent. He was proud of his family, his history, and his adopted state of Texas. I am going to miss him very much. You are all in my prayers.

  22. David & Carol Trujillo

    Liz, boys, John, and Rachel,
    Are hearts grieve with you all during this very difficult time. We have been praying for you to be given the strength to press on and to rest in the peace that your lives — all our lives — are richer because of JC. We know that he will be sorely missed, but we are thankful now that he will find rest and deliverance from the suffering of this world. May the peace that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus, the one who is the Resurrection and the Life. We love you guys,
    David & Carol Trujillo

  23. I write this with a heavy heart but I also know that John is at peace and with the Lord. J.C. was a special young man. I had the privilege of being John’s head varsity football coach at Laguna Hills High School. John was an outstanding young man, quiet, reserved, humble but a leader among young men and took his teammates under his wing treating them like family and coaching them along the way. John was a coaches dream-hard working, respectful, and gave you everything that he had everyday in practice and on game night for every minute. He was successful on the field and off the field. John was a man of strong character and integrity. He came from a strong family guided by wonderful, loving parents, John and Rachel who felt the sun rose and shined with John. This carried over to everything John did in life of being a wonderful husband and father and I know they look up to him with a great deal of respect and love. I couldn’t be more proud to have coached John. John will always be in my heart and will never be forgotten On Saturday, September 24, 2016 let’s do what John would want, “A True Celebration of Life”!! God Bless J.C. and his entire family during these trying times, praying, and calling for strength.

  24. Uncle Ray and Aunt Joyce

    Liz may you and your sons know you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Our memories of JC will always be in our hearts. Our deepest condolence. May he rest in peace.

  25. Ruelas Family,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. I am so sorry for your loss.

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    To JC’s family, Rachael, John Sr. and the Dominquez family. The Arellanes family sends our prayers and thoughts as your family faces this difficult time. Though not there physically we are in spirit mourning with you. God Bless.

  27. Rachel, John Sr. and JC’s Family,
    So sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    May he rest in peace.

  28. Thinking of you and your sweet boys today! May you find peace and comfort in each other and the wonderful memories you have with JC.

  29. Stacy and Victor Samano

    We are so very sorry to hear this news. I know we haven’t talked in quite some time, but know you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love, Stacy and Victor

  30. Joel and Mary Bates

    Liz, I just ran into your brother and heard of JC’s passing. We are so sorry to hear of it for you and your boys. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  31. Sharon Hilker, Manager

    Dear Liz,
    I work for I-Deal Self Storage in Ithaca, NY and we have a unit in Johns name.
    Could you please contact us at
    I am very sorry to trouble you with this but have had not luck at making contact with you otherwise and we need to close this unit out.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Sharon Hilker, Manager

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