Dr. Ruth Esmeralda Pilco Jaber passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 66 on October 12, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born on June 9, 1956, in Loja, Ecuador. As the fourth child of 12 brothers and sisters, she grew up in a lively household filled with love. From a young age, Ruth was known for her kind heart, effortless poise, and determination. She was among the first four women in her medical school class at La Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador. Following graduation, she moved to New York City to complete residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Nephrology at Lincoln Medical Center, New York Medical College. It was in the hospital hallways where she met fellow resident turned devoted husband of 30 years, Dr. Mouin Jaber.
In 1994, the pair moved to Boise City, Oklahoma, where they began their independent medical careers. After moving to Amarillo, Texas, in 1997, they opened Soncy Medical Clinic, where Ruth continued to operate her private general medicine practice. She devoted herself to serving the Texas Panhandle community for more than 25 years. She was deeply passionate about providing exceptional medical care to her patients, many of whom she had known for more than 20 years. Each patient she cared for was a gift and fulfilled her own life in immeasurable ways. She will always be remembered by her colleagues, nurses, and patients for her warmth, compassion, and unyielding optimism.
Above all, Ruth had an incredible vitality for life. She desired to see the world and immerse herself in different cultures and traditions, nearly completing her list of “100 Places” to see during her lifetime. It brought her immense joy to share photos and stories of her travels with friends and family. Her energy was unmatched when it came to supporting her kids – from planning surprise birthday parties to attending tennis matches and college homecoming weekends, she never missed a beat. She had a knack for baking, a lovable sweet tooth, and was a social media queen. She had a special gift of giving and showing love to those she cared for and was profoundly loved in return.
She leaves behind her husband, Dr. Mouin Jaber, and her three wonderful children: Vanessa Hana Jaber, Diana Alexandra Jaber, and Jay Michael Jaber. They were her infinite source of love and happiness and continued to provide her with strength, laughter, and hope until her final day. She is also survived by her cherished mother, Luz Maria Correa de Pilco, and siblings, Wilson Eduardo, Luz Beatriz, Betty Cecilia, Nelson Gerardo, Marco Vinicio, Violeta Eugenia, Rosa Lucia, Sonia Elizabeth, and Diego Fernando Pilco Correa, along with her many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her beloved father, Don Victor Gerardo Pilco, and siblings, Marianita De Jesus and Fabricio Enrique Pilco Correa.
Despite her pancreatic cancer diagnosis, she continued to take advantage of everything that life offered. She fought with tremendous grace and resilience. The family would like to thank her outstanding physicians, nurses, and care team, who worked tirelessly for Ruth. Notably, Dr. Shane Holloway, Dr. Anita Ravipati, Dr. Robert Wolff, Dr. Herbert Zeh, Dr. Chance Irwin, Dr. Thayer Ismaael, Dr. Randy Stewart, Dr. John Andrew, and Miriam Perez.
Services to be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home on October 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM, located at 2800 Paramount Boulevard, Amarillo, Texas. The service will be recorded and uploaded an hour following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Ruth’s honor to be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) at the following link: https://secure.pancan.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app30108b?px=3335857&fr_id=2443&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=9851CD213D7C476C4CB77A140B077AA0 . All proceeds will be used to fund research and aid PanCAN in its mission to improve the lives of those impacted by pancreatic cancer.
Please visit her memorial website at https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/aTVRU548/drruthpilcojaber to share special memories in honor of her legacy.
The service will be live-streamed on the Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Facebook page, Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors | Facebook . If the live-stream is interrupted due to song copyright, the service will be uploaded to YouTube following the service and the YouTube link will replace this statement once it is available.
44 Replies to “Dr. Ruth Esmeralda Pilco Jaber”
You will be dearly missed. You were my physician since I was 22, I just turned 47. I will miss your compassion, patience and gentle spirit. And of course your wonderful sense of humor and your contagious laugh. I will miss you but I know I will see you again because of your personal relationship with Jesus. May God comfort your family and many, many friends and patients.
Dr. Ruth, you will be missed by so, so many. Ruth was my mother-in-law’s doctor and became mine when we moved here 22 years ago. She was warm, understanding and cared deeply for all her patients. God bless her family and wonderful staff.
My condolences to the family and staff, I was shocked when I heard the passing of my precious loving doctor that I know for 20 years. I’ll remember Dr. Ruth always for her kindness and caring for all her patients. She’ll be missed, my prayers to Dr. Jaber and family and God give them comfort.
Dr. Pilco-Jaber was not only an astute and caring physician but a dear friend. She was an amazing woman. Both my wife Celeste and I will miss her dearly. Words cannot express our deep sorrow for her premature departure from us. Both Mouin and Ruth are wonderful and caring. Our prayers are with Mouin and his children to find comfort in God at these difficult times. We love you.
Constantine and Celeste Saadeh
It was always a pleasure to assist Dr. Ruth Jaber in caring for her patients.
I have only been a patient of Dr Pilco Jabber for 6 years and I am very blessed to have her. She got me to get a number of vaccines that my previous Dr couldn’t do to my fear of needles. I thank her for that because I got the Covid 19 which she really pushed me to get . REST IN PEACE DR. RUTH
Dr. Ruth was my doctor for many years. She was through and contentious. She will be deeply missed by all who lnew her. Prayers go out to her wonderful family and staff.
I was stunned to hear of my precious doctor’s illness. She was an exceptional doctor and delightful human being. God bless her family and wonderful office staff.💞
I was so blessed to have been introduced to Dr. Pilco in 2003 by a friend. Dr. Pilco treated me like a queen when seeing her. She was the most compassionate doctor I have ever had. I’ll be forever grateful for her persistence in seeking the answers I needed medically. She found things that several others overlooked. I’m forever grateful for her. My condolences to all of you.
Dr. Ruth was compassionate and caring about her patients. She would sit and hold your hand when she knew you had been having health or personal issues. She wanted you to know how loved you were and calm you when you during hard times. Never has a doctor shown so much love for her patients.
You will always be our blessing.
Judy & Larry Kuper
I and my family loved Dr Ruth! She was the most gracious, loving, kind, and knowledgeable doctor and friend! Our condolences to her precious family! May she rest in peace!
She has been my doctor for over 16 years and I consider her as a friend. Great and kind person. She will truly be missed. Rest In Peace So sorry to the Jaber family for your your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Thank You for serving your patients with so much love and caring . They love you so much .You had exceptional dignity and respect among the medical community.
Lo ciento mucho la Dr. siempre estara en nuestroas corazones era una mujer muy amable oremos por ella y su familia en paz descanse 🙏
Rest in peace Prayers for your family.
Rest in peace Dr. Pilco Jabber one of the best Dr I ever had and then your husband had became my doctor and he is also one of the best my thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Jabber and the Family I know Heaven got a beautiful angel with the that beautiful smile you always had
Deepest sympathy to Dr. Jaber and family. Dr. Ruth served three generations in our family. We appreciated her and will miss her so very much. Her caring demeanor, knowledge, and professionalism were a rare combination. She was a class act. Rest In Peace, Dr. Ruth.
Dr Jaber our heart goes out to you and the children of amazing wife and a loving mom.
Thank you for taking care of me all these years! You were very special! I know you are in a better place and pain free now! God received a beautiful Angel today! Will miss you! Prayers for your family and your staff! Love you Ruth
Don’t know what I will do without my dear Dr Pilco. She was the best Dr that I ever had. I first met Dr pilco when she first came to Boise City OK. And when she left Boise City I followed her to Amarillo so she would be my Dr. There was never a time that I went to see her in the office that I didn’t get a hug. That’s who she was a loving person. I loved her and I will really miss her. God bless her soul and thank you for being my Dr. And friend. Dr Jaber and family I’m so so sorry for your loss God bless Anita Miera
My condolences to DrJaber and his kids. Dr Pilco was an amazing physician,her patients loves her ,she was always sweet and always had a smile on her face .
Rip Dr Pilco,you are now resting and pain free.
Fly high and spread your wings.😭💔
Our deepest sympathies to the Jaber family. What a joy it always was to see Ruth, usually at St. Andrew’s or Tascosa loving and supporting her kids. Her generosity and kindness touched everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.
Dr. Pilco exuded warmth and kindness. It flowed like a river from deep within her soul. Although I only knew her as my doctor, she made me feel like she was a friend whenever I came to see her. She was so thorough in her care. I honestly think that she would give one the clothes on her back if she sensed an unmet need of one of her patients. Many prayers for her family, friends, and patients. She is already greatly missed.
My heart aches for the loss of a wonderful doctor woman, and friend. I will miss her “Ah, Bicki, how are you?” I was blessed to have her as my doctor the last 15-20 years. I know she is irreplaceable and will be dearly missed.
.my condolences to the family you will be miss dearly you were my best dr. And friend R.I.P 🙏 😢 ❤️
What a blessing she was to the Amarillo community! Her caring and knowledge was amazing! She will be greatly missed !
Thank you Dr Pilco for being the best doctor. You were amazing at what you did. You felt like a mother figure to me. I loved how your knew me personally, not have to look at the charts to know why I was there. You will be missed. My condolences to the family. Thank you for sharing your mom with us.
En memoria de una gran mujer, madre, esposa y profesional Ruth Jaber Pilco. Que Dios la reciba en el reino de los cielos con la misma dulzura y amor como vivió en la tierra.
Nuestra solidaridad a su querida familia, que Dios les regale mucha fortaleza en estos momento de dolor.
Los abrazamos con el corazón.
Familia Galindo Samamiego.
Thank you for taking care of me for so many years. My heart is saddened to hear of your passing. Dance with the angels Dr Pilco. Sending my prayers to the family. ❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾
Ruth has been my friend and doctor over 20 years. I will miss her soooo much. She was beautiful, talented and I depended on her for so many things. I never had to worry about an illness because I knew she would know immediately what was wrong and how to fix it.
She can’t be replaced.
Thank you Dr. Philco for taking care of our mother Vicky Valverde throughout the years. Your caring passion and kindness was a blessing to her and our family. May you rest in Peace and God Bless you .
I treasured my visits with Ruth. Such a kind, sweet, graceful spirit…with a little sass mixed in. She fought the good fight and will be so missed. Blessings to all the family.
She was my doctor and loved her. She will be missed so very much. Prayers for her family and friends. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️
So sorry to hear this. Doctor Jaber was a wonder full physician to me, my daughter and my mother. She was always friendly and caring. She will be missed
Thank you for being the best doctor and friend I could ask for. You always went far beyond what u needed to and for that I’ll aways be grateful. I feel I not just a doctor but a good friend. R.I.P love you
My condolences for the Family Jaber.
Doctor Ruth Pilco Jaber I love you 😘
Dr Jaber was our doctor for so many years and we are heartbroken but we know that she is resting now! We are going to Miss you so much Dr Jaber. Loved her!!! Our Condolences to her family and her staff 🙏🏻💕
Rip dr Ruth pilco Jaberwe will miss you deeply my friend
Blessed to have her as my doctor for my revisit to Amarillo. An amazing physician and person. My condolences to her family and staff.
Una de las mujeres más dulces y cariñosa que he conocido. Su amor por su familia y todas las personas era parte de su vida diaria. Que Dios la tenga en sus brazos y también a su familia. Nuestro pésame para el Doctor Jaber, Vanessa, Diana y Jay.
Querida Amiga …. siempre permanecerás en el recuerdo de nuestra infancia y juventud… tus hijos tuvieron a un ser maravilloso como Madre por eso siempre deben estar orgullosos de ello…
Ruth has been one of my dearest friends for close to 20 years. She is one of the kindest people I have ever known and the Jaber’s are my favorite family. She was the best momma. More like a superhero. She did it all and none of us could ever figure out how she made it look so easy. We have had so many laughs and fun times. I miss giggling at her her Ruthisms in every text she sent me. I love you Ruth.
Nuestro más sentido pésame para nuestra doctora bonita q Dios la tenga en su santo reúno de parte de la familia murguia silva. Y familia murguia nunez