Mrs. Arizmendi was born on January 15, 1934, in Spurlock, Kentucky, the daughter of Will and Lula (Hale) Shepherd.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Austreberto; children: Sarita (Dale) Parlin, Arturo (Cindy) Arizmendi, Wanda (Jeff) Arizmendi Baker, Laurie (Tony) Gladstone, and Therese (Steve) Pattinson; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters: Vina Adams, Alice Briggs, Emma Moreno, Lila (Kenneth) Lewis, and Lora (Donald) Jordan; brothers: Johnnie Shepherd, Tommy (Alice) Shepherd, Bill Shepherd, Holbert (Linda) Shepherd, Earl (Mary) Shepherd, and Jack (Kay) Shepherd; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Henry Shepherd.
Services to celebrate her life will be held at 10:30, Thursday, April 21, at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, in Marshall, Michigan.
Friends who wish, may make memorial contributions to the Ruby Arizmendi Memorial Fund, or to Church of Christ. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home.