FLORENCE — Edwina “Tootsie” Moreno, a Florence native, died on her 83rd birthday on Oct. 5, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.
Mrs. Moreno was born on Oct. 5, 1936, and was a daughter of Blas Ruiz and Cuca Contreras. She was a beloved sister, mom, nana, great-nana, great-great-nana and friend to many. She was known for her grace, warmth and love.
Survivors include a daughter and two sons, Olivia Padilla, Joe and Roy Martinez; two siblings, Blas Ruiz Jr. and Olivia Mendoza; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were her husband, Oscar; two sons, Peter and Eddie Martinez; and a sister, Dorothy Zapata.
Visitation beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, with rosary recited at 10 and funeral Mass celebrated at 10:30 by the Rev. Tony Moreno, at Assumption Catholic Church in Florence. Burial in Florence Cemetery.
Heritage Florence Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.