Tomasa De La Cruz , former resident of Lubbock, Texas, passed away February 11th, 2020 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Tomasa was born in McAllen, Texas on January 12th, 1935, to Jorge and Anita Colegio.
In 1952, she married the love of her life Mr. Juan Garcia De La Cruz of Crystal City, Texas. Together they raised a loving family of 13 children consisting of 9 sons and 4 daughters.
Tomasa enjoyed the company of her family, and teaching her daughters her secret family recipes. She loved playing bingo and spending quality time with her bingo buddies at her favorite spot. She loved being outdoors, enjoying the weather and watering her plants. While sitting outside admiring the scenery, she would often share her life stories with her children and grandchildren while listening to her favorite Tejano music.
She is survived by her brother Mr. Jorge (Suzzane)Colegio who resides in Slaton, Texas. She is also survived by her children;
Mr. & Mrs. Vickie (Tommy) Malone, of Hillister, Texas.
Mr. & Mrs. George (Merna) De La Cruz of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. Lupe De La Cruz and Deana Mojica of Lubbock, Texas.
Ms. Gloria De La Cruz of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. Anastasio De La Cruz and Beatrice Valdez of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. & Mrs. Janie (Charlie) Sanchez of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe (Rosa) De La Cruz of San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael (Leticia) De La Cruz of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. Pete De La Cruz of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. Manuel De La Cruz and Estrella Ortiz of Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. & Mrs. Linda (James) Payne of Lubbock, Texas.
Tomasa had 30 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jorge and Anita Colegio of Indio,CA, brothers Pancho Colegio of Coachella, CA, and Juan Colegio of San Bernardino, CA, and sister Petra from Houston, TX, her loving husband Juan Garcia De La Cruz of Crystal City, TX, and beloved sons, Josesito and Juan De La Cruz Jr. of Lubbock, TX.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 12th from 4pm-8pm, Thursday, February 13th from 2pm-6pm with a Rosary service from 7 pm-9 pm. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 14th at 10am with burial at Peaceful Gardens in Woodrow following funeral service. All services will be held at Guajardo Funeral Chapels 407 N. University in Lubbock, TX.
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