Julia Cruz, 82
Julia Cruz, a resident of Merced for 42 Years, died Wednesday at home. She was 82.
Julia was born May 30, 1938, in Santa Maria de Angeles Jalisco Mexico.
She moved to Merced in 1978 from Brownsville, Texas.
Julia was a very hardworking woman. Julia was a loving mother and grandmother. Julia enjoyed cooking meals for her family. She had a great sense of humor. She loved to laugh and make others laugh as well. She loved telling stories of her childhood. She also enjoyed telling urban legends that had been passed down from her mother. Julia was friendly and sociable. She made new friends easily. She was a strong woman who went through many hardships. Through these hardships she kept her sense of humor and positivity. Julia was kindhearted and compassionate. Julia loved having her loved ones visit her. Julia loved playing loteria.
She is survived by her 8 children; Berta (Cruz) De Los Santos, Grace Cruz, Paula Rodriquez, Cathy (Jose) Alvarado & Josie (Carlos) Sandoval, all of Merced & Fernando (Francis) Cruz of Pasadena, Texas, Adrian Bernales (Guadalupe) of Tijuana & Amparo (Octavio) Muro of St. Paul, Minnesota; 35 grandchildren, 33 great grandkids & 14 great great grandkids.
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