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Ramon D. Cruz Jr.


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Ramon D. Cruz Jr. Obituary
ODESSA - Ramon D. Cruz Jr., 73, of Odessa, Texas, was born in Carlsbad, NM, on February 17, 1945, and died October 17, 2018.

He passed away from a lengthy illness at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Ramon "La Rana" at a young age was a musician, and will be remembered as a good saxophonist member of the group "Los Teenagers" of Odessa.

He became a successful welder and, throughout his lifetime, enjoyed many hobbies such as being a little league coach, camping, fishing, baseball, volleyball and bowling. He also participated in many pool tournaments.

Ramon is survived by his children: Albert R. Cruz and Christan of Odessa, Melba Cruz-Rios and husband Anthony of Odessa, Adrian R. Cruz of Odessa, and Crystal Renee Cruz-Garcia and husband Miguel of Grand Prairie; sisters: Bertha Nelson and husband Don of Anaheim, California, Anita Dutchover of Ft. Davis, and Socorro C. Olivos of Hobbs, NM; brother, Ramon C. Cruz Jr. and wife Nancy of Hobbs, NM; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his son, Danny Lynn Cruz; mother, Dolores H. Bersosa; father, Ramon Cruz Sr.; sister, Leticia C. Gonzalez; and brothers, Jose Dominguez and Enrique (Henry) Dominguez.

A memorial service has been scheduled at noon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 1321 W. Monahans St.
Published in Odessa American on Nov. 9, 2018
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