Guadalupe T DeLaCruz was born Guadalupe Tamez on May 31, 1931 to Francisco and Rosa Torres Tamez, in General Teran, Nuevo Leon Mexico. At age nine her mother passed away. Her father, Francisco later married Cruz Ruiz who raised Guadalupe and her sisters Antonia and Maria and brother Olegario as her own, along her new brothers and sisters ; Teresa, Felicitas (Fela), Blanca, Francisca (Francis), Eliazar (Eli), Francisco, and Irene. Olegario, Maria and Francisco preceded her death.
Guadalupe married Vicente DeLaCruz on October 29, 1949. She and Vicente had eight children, two of which preceded her in death, Juanita and Francisco. Her surviving children, Guadalupe (Lupe), Rosa, Vicente, Salvador, Juanita and Jose Luis. With the exception of Vicente who lives in Edinburgh, Texas, all the siblings live locally in San Joaquin County. Besides Her Surviving Siblings and Children Guadalupe is survived by 24 Grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Guadalupe and Vicente immigrated to the United States in 1953. They migrated with the crops and seasons from California to Idaho for a few years befor settling in Merced County in 1956. They moved to San Joaquin County in 1962, to be close to her family who lived in Acampo. Guadalupe was a devoted wife and mother. She also worked in agriculture and local canneries. After working over 15 years at Pacific Coast Producers in Lodi, she retired from there and Teamster local 601 in November 1988.
Guadalupe was passionate about life, gardening, needlework and animals. She also loved to play Bingo and often visited nearby casinos. She had great sense of humor was very loyal to friends and family. To her many friends and neighbors she was known as Dona Lupita. She will be dearly missed by all family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 @ Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 E. Industrial Way, Lodi, CA 95240 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil beginning @ 7:00 p.m. , also at the Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday November 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. @ Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at Harney Lane, Lodi,CA 95240 Please sign the guestbook online at www.cherokeememorial.com