Enedina S. Cruz

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entered into rest on Aug. 11, 2014, one day before her 58th wedding anniversary.

She was born in Hayden, AZ on July 7, 1938 to her parents Francisca Lopez and Francisco Sanchez but was raised by her grandparents Nana Nacha and Tata Jesus Lopez, who she loved dearly. After graduating from Hayden High School in 1956 she married the love of her life, Filiberto “Gili” Cruz and had five daughters, Rosa (John) Escalante, Elena (late Marcos) Escalante, Susie (Robert) Escalante, Patty (Iva) Cruz and Kathy Cruz. She was then blessed with 11 special grandchildren who she was extremely proud of and loved unconditionally, John-John (Danyell), Sonia (Chris), Mikey, Richard (Natasha), Daniella, Nick, Andy (Emily), Chris (Celina), Baby Angel, Matthew, and Sarah. Just when Nana Negra thought the world was great it became greater! She was blessed with 19 great-grandchildren who could bring the biggest smile to her beautiful face even on her worst days. They were the joy that kept her going and could make each one of them feel as if they were the”favorite”.

Enedina was a woman who was very active in the community. She was a room mother in the school system for many years, she served on the school board as well as the town council and various other clubs. Her service to the Lord was also important in life. She was a catechism teacher, member of the Altar Society, a lecture, volunteer secretary for the parish, and a Curisillista. She loved baking, crocheting, sewing and especially reading and/or listening to her books. She was a fan of athletics and supported her Lobos, UA Wildcats, and Dodgers.

Enedina is survived by three brothers and a sister, Leonardo (Mary Ann), Melquides (Alda), Arturo (Diana), Loraine (Eddie). She is preceded in death by her parents, step-father Manuel Vega, brother Jose, sister Lucy, son-in-law Marcos, grandson Angel Escalante and great-granddaughter Angelina Escalante. She leaves behind many family, friends, Godchildren, and memories.

Services for Mrs. Cruz were held Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayden. Interment followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Hayden.

Online Guestbook: www.GriffithMortuary.com.

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