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Dolores Machie (Avilez) De La Cruz

Posted 2022-11-21 by mhenderson
Published by Yuma Sun on Nov. 21, 2022 -
Yuma, Arizona

>> Dolores Machie Avilez De La Cruz <<
>> September 17, 1953 June 25, 2022 <<

Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.

On the Twenty-fifth day of June 2022, with her family by her side,
Dolores Machie De La Cruz of Texas City gained her angel wings at the
age of sixty-eight. She was born on the Seventeenth of September 1953,
to Concepcion Lorona and David Avilez in Yuma, AZ.

Dolores married Santos J Sonny De La Cruz on the first day of April in
1972. They were married for 50 years. Dolores was a longtime and loyal
member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church. Dolores
worked many years with the State of Texas before retiring. Her hobbies
included gardening, yard work, and crafting. One of her favorite past
times was regularly taking rides to the Dike with her love, Santos. She
loved being with her family, especially spending time with her

She was preceded in death by her parents David Avilez and Concepcion
Lorona, her brother David Avilez Jr, Father-in-law Santos Shorty De La
Cruz, Cousins Beatrice Bea Lorona, and Ramona Mona Lorona.

Dolores is survived by her husband, Santos J Sonny De La Cruz of Texas
City, TX; Son, Santos J De La Cruz Jr, his wife Lucy and their daughter
Stella; Daughter, Melissa Pate and Son-in-law Greg; Sisters, Francis
Bergarano and Juanita Carroll of Tucson, AZ, Brother; Richard Avilez of
Yuma, AZ, and Brother-in-law Abdullah Al-amin of Tucson, AZ. She was
blessed with two beautiful granddaughters, Briana Pate and Alexis Pate.

In her honor, a full Mass service will be held on Saturday, September
17th 2022 at 9:30 am. Service will be at Saint Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church located at 1815 S 8th Avenue, Yuma, Arizona 85364.

"Your life was OUR blessing, and you will never be forgotten"

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