Henri's restaurant founder celebrates 103rd birthday

Ventura Ruiz gives a hug to her great-grandson Marshall Abbott while celebrating her 103rd birthday with her family on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Ruiz, who was born in Mexico, has lived in Colorado Springs for most of her life. She entertained at the Broadmoor as a vocalist and guitarist. She and her husband, Henri Ruiz, opened the first Mexican restaurant in Colorado Springs called Henri's in Old Colorado City. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Ventura Ruiz gives a hug to her great-grandson Marshall Abbott while celebrating her 103rd birthday with her family on Sunday, July 14, 2013. Ruiz, who was born in Mexico, has lived in Colorado Springs for most of her life. She entertained at the Broadmoor as a vocalist and guitarist. She and her husband, Henri Ruiz, opened the first Mexican restaurant in Colorado Springs called Henri's in Old Colorado City. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
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