Aguilar, Cruz 88, of San Benito TX, formerly of Aurora IL passed away peacefully March 2, 2013 at Rush Copley Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Alfonso Sr. for 71 years; loving mother of Teresa (Juan Sr.) Villanueva, Irma (Frank Sr.) Benavidez, Alfonso Jr. (dear friend Peggy Bartelt), Frances Aguilar, Belinda (Fidencio) Guzman and the late Lydia Klotz and Jesse Aguilar; dear sister of Apolinar Jr. (Lydia) Gonzalez, Guadalupe (Manuel) Lozano, Anastacio Sr. (the late Maria Minerva) Gonzalez and the late Francisco (the late Isabel) Gonzalez, Francisco Padron (Olga) Gonzalez, Victoria (the late Guadalupe) Olvera and Rosa (the late Andres Sr.) Zepeda. cherished "Wela" of 19; great-grandmother of 41 and great-great-grandmother of 13. She is preceded in death by her parents, Apolinar Sr. and Maria Aguilar; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Aguilar; grandson, Gabriel Guzman, and great-granddaughter, Yanel Goodman. Cruz is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She will always be remembered for her love of cooking, music, dancing and gardening, but especially for spending time with her loving family. Her children would like to give a special thanks and acknowledgement for all the love and care her granddaughter, "Mijita" Elizabeth Benavidez provided. Family receiving guests Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home 1120 Broadway Montgomery IL. Funeral Prayers Thursday 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home to St. Peter Catholic Church, 925 Sard Ave. Aurora, IL for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Aurora, IL. For directions and guestbook: www.dieterlememorialhome.com (630) 897-1196
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Published in Beacon News on Mar. 5, 2013