Delfino M. Cruz


Delfino M. Cruz, 79, of Lubbock, passed away on June 10, 2011.

Delfino was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Uhland, Texas, to parents Elena (Mendoza) and Emetero Cruz. He retired from Furrs Bishops and was a communicant of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; two sisters; and by his first wife of 16 years, Carmen Cruz.


include his wife of 35 years, Encarnacion (Aguilera) Cruz, of Lubbock; 13 children: Maria Cruz, Mary Helen Campos, Jase Alonzo, Virginia Landin, Ernestina Sanchez, Delfino Cruz, Jr., George Cruz, Cecelia Salas, Noe Cruz, Gabriel Cruz, Manuel Aguilera, Milca Lopez and Elena Barrera; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, both of Lockhart.

Visitation with Rosary was held on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 7 p.m., at Resthaven Funeral Home.Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Abbey Chapel at Resthaven Funeral Home, in Lubbock, Texas. Interment followed in Peaceful Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home, 5740 W. 19th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79407. (806) 791-6200.


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