Jose Cruz Lara

Jose Lorenzo Cruz Lara

Tuesday, August 10th, 1937 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Jose Lorenzo Cruz Lara, age 82, of Temple passed from this life surrounded by family and friends on July 31, 2020 at a Temple Hospital. Jose was born in Mexico on the 10th day of August 1937 to Jose Cruz Ortiz and Maria de Jesus Lara.

Jose lived most of his life in La Mantequilla, San Luis in Mexico until he came to Texas where he spent a year as a resident. Jose worked in the cattle business as a rancher and cattleman. Jose was a very joyful individual who loved to dance, make people laugh and joke around. Jose loved his grand-children, great grand-children, but most importantly he loved his wife so very much. Jose was devoted to making sure his wife, Maria “Nachita” Cruz, was happy and was always well taken care of. The couple has been together for over 60 years loving each other unconditionally every single day. Jose was also a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Temple.

Jose is proceeded in death by his parents Jose and Maria, three grandchildren, and two sisters.

Jose leaves behind the love of his life Maria “Nachita” Cruz as well as his four sons, Juan Cruz of Temple, Tereso Cruz of Temple, Jose Cruz of Temple, Pedro Cruz of Mexico, his two daughters Maria Cruz of San Antonio and Nicolasa Cruz of Mexico, his three brothers Cirilo Cruz of Mexico, Felipe Cruz of Mexico, and Alfredo Cruz of Mexico, his two sisters Leonor Cruz of Mexico and Delia Cruz of Mexico, as well as 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 5 o'clock p.m. with Father Ramos officiating.

Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.
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    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 5:00pm
    Our Lady of Guadalupe
    707 S. Sixth St.
    TEMPLE, TX 76504
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