EDUVIJES CRUZ LUTZ
Sept. 24, 1932 - Oct. 7, 2010
Eduvijes Lutz, 78, of El Centro passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010 after losing his battle with cancer. He peacefully left this world surrounded by the people that dearly loved him.
Eduvijes began his life in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. As a young man he proudly served in the Mexican Military as a paratrooper where he achieved the rank of Corporal. In 1953 Eduvijes met the love of his life, Dolores Andrade Lutz. A year later he and Dolores were married and thus began their life long partnership that lasted over 56 years. After they were married, Eduvijes and Dolores left Hermosillo and moved to California. They moved about temporarily settling in San Diego, Madera, Los Angles, Needles, and Phoenix AZ. In 1968, they found their way to Imperial County and decided that this was to be their home. Eduvijes was employed in Agriculture as a heavy equipment operator. He was also skilled in welding, plumbing and carpentry.
Eduvijes is survived by his loving wife, Dolores Andrade Lutz; sons and daughters-in-law, Eduvijes Jr. (Eddie) and Margaret Castro Lutz, Manuel and Esther Lutz, Ernie and Frances Lutz, and Albert and Sahara Lutz. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Viewing for Eduvijes will be on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Hems Brothers Mortuary in El Centro from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with Rosary commencing at 7 p.m. Mass will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9 a.m. at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in El Centro. Burial will then follow at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.
Eduvijes was a strong, hard working, and faithful man that loved his wife and children. He encouraged his children to exceed in life, but to never forget others in need. He was a godly man and it was not uncommon to find him and his wife Dolores praying the rosary together. He based his life on the teachings of Jesus Christ which is to love and care for others. He baptized countless children and sponsored many young couples within the Catholic Church as his love for Christ inspired all who knew him. Eduvijes was a praiseworthy man and he will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.