In memory of
Anita P. Cruz
In memory of
Anita P. Cruz
Anita P. Cruz Cathedral City - Born on July 24, 1932 to Andrew and Jacobe Panis at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Anita was an Angel sent from GOD to become a beloved daughter, wife, mother, nana & friend to everyone who crossed path in Anita's life. Anita a devout Roman Catholic peacefully & graciously was called home to heaven on January 31, 2021 she was 88 years young. In Anita's early years of life while attending Bishop Conatay\Our Lady of Loreto High School in Los Angeles, CA, Anita while having a superior education, was involved with many extra-curricular activities and was a champion in track & field events and an avid classical pianist which she enjoyed playing all her life. Anita married the love of her life Albert Christopher Cruz of 50 years in Los Angeles, CA, who until his calling in 2000 passed away and they were inseparable. Anita was a resident of Palm Springs & Cathedral City for over 50 years. Anita a humble, compassionate, strong, loving, righteous & virtuous woman, raised 6 children all of whom she adored with all her heart. Anita was a parishioner for over 50 years at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs and educated all her 6 children there. Anita was proud of her kids and was deeply involved with all her children's extra-curricular activities in track & field, football, baseball, soccer, & cheerleading events to support. Anita worked for Prudential Insurance Co, Canyon Country Club, & Owner of Al & Anita's Breakfast & Lunch eatery at the Canyon Hotel in the 1970's. Anita loved to travel with her husband, to various places such as the Hawaiian Islands, Las Vegas, & Laughlin to hit the jackpot, and many other destinations. Anita is survived by her tribe of 6 children, Patrick (Denise) Cruz, Dennis Cruz, Stephanie (Jerry) Shelsta, Leslie Cruz, Joseph (Martha) Cruz, & Albert Jr. (Monica) Cruz, 16 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. Anita is pre-deceased by her husband Albert C Cruz, Parents Andres & Jacobe Panis, and Sister Rose (Panis) Ventura. Arrangements will be in the loving care for by Mr. John Caranci & Wiefels of Palm Springs. Church services at Our Lady of Solitude Palm Springs, CA on March 2, 2021 at 10:00am, following a celebration of life with family & friends, and Interment services will be March 3, 2021 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside CA. From all the Cruz family we appreciate the loving health & well-being care provided for Anita and would like to thank Mr. John Caranci & Wiefels, DaVita Kidnety Dialysis Center (Joel & Heather nurse's), Desert Nephrology Dr. Alderman, Dr Minelli & staff, Desert Oasis Health Care Bin Nyuen, Dr. Eric Sanderson primary physician, Eisenhower Medical Center, Al Jr. & Monica Cruz at in home health care daily, grandson Aaron Cruz for his ultimate support care of in home dialysis, and everyone who gave friendship, kindness, love and support to Anita P Cruz
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Wiefels Cremation and Funeral Services
690 South Vella Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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In memory of
Anita P. Cruz
Anita P. Cruz Cathedral City - Born on July 24, 1932 to Andrew and Jacobe Panis at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Anita was an Angel sent from GOD to become a beloved daughter, wife, mother, nana & friend to everyone who crossed path in Anita's life. Anita a devout Roman Catholic peacefully & graciously was called home to heaven on January 31, 2021 she was 88 years young. In Anita's early years of life while attending Bishop Conatay\Our Lady of Loreto High School in Los Angeles, CA, Anita while having a superior education, was involved with many extra-curricular activities and was a champion in track & field events and an avid classical pianist which she enjoyed playing all her life. Anita married the love of her life Albert Christopher Cruz of 50 years in Los Angeles, CA, who until his calling in 2000 passed away and they were inseparable. Anita was a resident of Palm Springs & Cathedral City for over 50 years. Anita a humble, compassionate, strong, loving, righteous & virtuous woman, raised 6 children all of whom she adored with all her heart. Anita was a parishioner for over 50 years at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs and educated all her 6 children there. Anita was proud of her kids and was deeply involved with all her children's extra-curricular activities in track & field, football, baseball, soccer, & cheerleading events to support. Anita worked for Prudential Insurance Co, Canyon Country Club, & Owner of Al & Anita's Breakfast & Lunch eatery at the Canyon Hotel in the 1970's. Anita loved to travel with her husband, to various places such as the Hawaiian Islands, Las Vegas, & Laughlin to hit the jackpot, and many other destinations. Anita is survived by her tribe of 6 children, Patrick (Denise) Cruz, Dennis Cruz, Stephanie (Jerry) Shelsta, Leslie Cruz, Joseph (Martha) Cruz, & Albert Jr. (Monica) Cruz, 16 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. Anita is pre-deceased by her husband Albert C Cruz, Parents Andres & Jacobe Panis, and Sister Rose (Panis) Ventura. Arrangements will be in the loving care for by Mr. John Caranci & Wiefels of Palm Springs. Church services at Our Lady of Solitude Palm Springs, CA on March 2, 2021 at 10:00am, following a celebration of life with family & friends, and Interment services will be March 3, 2021 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside CA. From all the Cruz family we appreciate the loving health & well-being care provided for Anita and would like to thank Mr. John Caranci & Wiefels, DaVita Kidnety Dialysis Center (Joel & Heather nurse's), Desert Nephrology Dr. Alderman, Dr Minelli & staff, Desert Oasis Health Care Bin Nyuen, Dr. Eric Sanderson primary physician, Eisenhower Medical Center, Al Jr. & Monica Cruz at in home health care daily, grandson Aaron Cruz for his ultimate support care of in home dialysis, and everyone who gave friendship, kindness, love and support to Anita P Cruz
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Services Provided By
Wiefels Cremation and Funeral Services
690 South Vella Road
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Past Services ╲╱
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