Enedina S. Cruz

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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.

Staff (661 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Miner swimmers have mixed results in home meet

    8 hours ago
    by

    The Miner swimmers hosted a three way meet against Florence High School and Arizona College Preparatory School on Tuesday, Sept.


    Traveling on Hawaiian time

    8 hours ago
    by

    San Manuel Miner As I begin writing this anecdote, my plane is halfway to Hawaii.


    San Manuel Library demos 3D printer

    8 hours ago
    by

    San Manuel Miner On Friday, Sept. 19, the San Manuel Library hosted a display and presentation of a 3-dimensional printer.


    Copper Town Days to host fifth annual celebration; event moves to Elks Lodge

    8 hours ago
    by

    Five years ago a group of San Manuel residents, involved with the historical society and museum, got together to discuss what they could possibly do to create an outside interest in


  • Stories Just For You

    Cecilio Tafoya

    10 hours ago
    by

    passed away on Sept. 18, 2014. He was born in Winslow, AZ on Aug. 2, 1930.


    Alfredo C. Rocha

    September 23rd, 2014
    by

    , 71, of Globe, Ariz., went home to the Lord on Sept. 11, 2014, in Globe.


    Peggy Haddad Saoud

    September 23rd, 2014
    by

    , 90, passed away peacefully in the presence of loved ones on Sept. 9, 2014.


    Cassandra D. Herrelko

    September 16th, 2014
    by

    passed away peacefully at her home on Sept. 14, 2014. She was born in August, 1952.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin