1925 - 2014 Mary Reyes Cruz, 89, of Beaumont, passed away on Sunday August 10, 2014, at her residence in Beaumont. Mary was born on March 12, 1925, in Grayburg, Texas, to her parents, Brijido and Lorenza Guadiana Reyes, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Joe Cruz, and two daughters, Betty Ann Burkey and Theresa Flores. She was a lifelong resident of Beaumont and was a devoted mother and homemaker who always provided for her family's needs. She attended Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Beaumont. Surviving Mrs. Cruz are her daughter, Ruth Perez of Beaumont; sons, Rudy Cruz of Vidor, Robert Cruz and Alex Cruz, both of Beaumont; sisters, Margaret Ochoa of Vidor, Josephine Clayton of Beaumont, and Janie Reyes of Beaumont; brothers, Jesse Reyes of California and Tony Reyes of Beaumont. There are also ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 5:00P.M. until 8:00 P.M., at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 10:00 A.M., at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 12, 2014