Ruth Alqueza

February 16, 1932 - June 27, 2023

02/16/1932 - 06/27/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday July 22, 2023
11:00 am
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
154 W Government Ave
Norfolk, Virginia 23503
(757) 480-3433 | Directions

Ruth U. (Miller) Alqueza, 91, of Virginia Beach, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 27, 2023. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on February 16, 1932, to the late Vernon C. Miller and Marie P. (Lawlor) Miller.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Felix Alqueza, sons, Librado “Daido” Catubig (Jayne) of Titusville, FL and Steven “Steve” Alqueza of Port Saint Lucie, FL, daughter, Felishia Squires (Bruce) of Virginia Beach, VA, daughter-in-law, Donna Alqueza, of Niantic, CT, seven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Ruth’s family was her everything. She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be deeply missed.

In addition to being predeceased by her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her oldest son, Douglas “Doug” Alqueza, daughter-in-law, Karlene Alqueza, brother, William Boutilier, and sisters, Verna Villanova, Lillian Clark, Shirley Pillotte, and Tanya Barrett.

Ruth went to convent school in her early age in Montreal, Canada. After finishing school, she came to the U.S. to be with her mother and stepfather, Librado Mationg. He was in the U. S. Coast Guard stationed in New London, CT. While on vacation with her mother in Key West, FL, she met her husband, Felix, and they lived happily for over 64 years. Felix was in the U.S. Navy, and they enjoyed living all over the country with their children in the different duty stations he was assigned. Ruth made many friends wherever her husband was stationed.

Ruth will be honored on July 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 154 W. Government Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23503.

Flowers can be delivered to Altmeyer Funeral Home- Southside Chapel to be taken for the service, or a donation can be made to your local National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Hampton Roads Chapter or Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads

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Lynne & Jesse Craig
7 months ago

Felishia: Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. I didn’t know your mom but, I know the thoughtful and considerate daughter she raised. Prayers and hugs to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

Sarah Quisenberry
7 months ago

Our deepest sympathy. She was an amazing woman who was lucky to share a long life with her love, to raise a family, to overcome many physical challenges through her great spirit, and to know, love and spend time with her grand children and great grandchildren. A life well lived.
May Peace be with you and happy memories provide comfort.
Sarah and Kerry Quisenberry

Shaquita Turner
7 months ago

My condolences goes out to the Alqueza family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sending love and hugs to you all during this difficult time. I pray you find peace and comfort.. 🙏🏾♥️🕊️