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Ofelia Arias Cruz

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Born in Guanajuato, Mexico on Jan. 9, 1937
Departed on Oct. 17, 2016 and resided in Gonzales, CA.
Visitation: Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rosary: Monday, Oct. 24, 2016
7:00 pm
Mass: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016
10:00 am
Cemetery: Garden of Memories Memorial Park
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Ofelia Arias Cruz, 79, of Gonzales, passed away, surrounded by family, Monday, October 17, 2016 at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.

Ofelia was born January 9, 1937 in Guanajuato, Mexico. She immigrated to the US and lived in Salinas in 1970; and had been a resident of Gonzales since 1980. She married her love, Pedro Cruz in 1953, and would have 9 children and many grandchildren. Ofelia was employed in agriculture, retiring in the 1990's. She was an active member of the UFW, participating in many events. She enjoyed gardening, sewing & knitting, cooking, and especially time spent with family. She was a strong woman, and would help anyone in need. She was a member and attended services at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Gonzales.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Pedro Cruz of Gonzales; 9 children, Juan (Hilaria) Cruz of Salinas, Armando (Olivia) Cruz of Soledad, Paz (Federico) Lopez of Salinas, Olga (Humberto) Nunez of Madera, Martin (Nancy) Cruz of Salinas, Maria de Rosario Aguilar of Reno NV, Abundio Cruz of Salinas, Pedro (Delia) Cruz of Reno NV, Hortencia (Luis) Vargas of Gonzales; 27 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maria Rios; mother-in-law, Trinidad Amador; grandson, Juan Cruz.

Monday, October 24, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm
at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Gonzales

Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7 pm
at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Gonzales

Funeral Mass:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10 am
at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Gonzales

Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Salinas

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