Gloria Ruiz Velez

Gloria Ruiz Velez, born in 1911, was the eldest daughter of Donato, a Baptist missionary who helped found 23 churches and 37 missions throughout Mexico, California, and Texas, and Agustina Flores Ruiz. She graduated from Baylor Female College, currently University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, in 1933 and from the Woman’s Missionary Union Training School in 1936. The 1940 United States Federal Census shows Gloria worked as a schoolteacher in El Paso, Texas. During this time, she stayed in the home of Agustin Velez and family. On May 22, 1978, Gloria and Augustin were married in a ceremony officiated by her father, Donato Ruiz.

More information about Gloria Ruiz Velez can be found in the Ruiz Family Papers at The Texas Collection.

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