Ruby Sarai Barriga, age 6, of East Chicago, Indiana passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with brain cancer (medulloblastoma). Ruby is survived by her parents: Jorge and Lizbeth (Buitron) Barriga; two siblings: Jorge L. Barriga, II and Jasleane Busch; maternal grandparents: Jairo G. Buitron and Marta Buitron-Rodriguez; paternal grandparents: Federico C. Barriga and Ana M. Barriga-Romero; uncles: Jairo and Freddy; aunts: Christina, Jessica, and Maribel; numerous cousins and friends; and her special, sweet dog, Snowflake.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 am at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana with Rev. Nestor Varon officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, Indiana. Visitation will be on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home; and on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 9:30 to 10:00 am at the funeral home prior to the services.
Ruby was a kindergarten student at Lighthouse Academy in East Chicago; she loved to draw, music, sing, play with her lego’s, board games, puzzles, bike riding, playing in the park, and snow; her favorite colors were purple and pink; she loved her stuffed animals and enjoyed playing with her brother and sister. Ruby’s favorite food was her donuts, she also liked pancakes, sunny-side eggs with white rice, strawberries, and apple juice.
Ruby was very outspoken, no was no and yes was yes; she also had her shy moment with her little contagious smile – thumbs up or thumbs down; She was fearless, never afraid to try new things; also pretty independent, smart, and creative.
Her journey this past year was not easy but she had a very positive attitude, living life as normal as possible, even with enduring all the chemo and radiation treatments – she was a real trooper! As parents, we can only hope to be as strong as she was as we go through life. One day, Ruby’s parents would like to establish a foundation for her cause. To send an online condolence, logon to: www.fifefuneralhome.com