Shirley June Cruz
Oct 4, 1952 - Dec 8, 2015
Shirley June Cruz passed away in her sleep after being admitted to ER on Oct. 27, 2015. She passed away Dec. 8, 2015 around 8 pm.
She was born in Providence Rhode Island on Oct. 4, 1952 at the Navel Air Station Base to parents Bill Jasper Godwin & Juanita Moore Godwin. Shirley was adopted by Arthur J. (J.R.) Moore & his wife Ada B. Moore, after Shirley’s mother passed away from cancer.
Shirley traveled the world as her father, “J.R.”, was in the Air Force giving her the opportunity to reside in places like Spain and the Philippines.
Shirley met her future husband Richard R. Cruz, in high school and soon became “high school sweethearts”. They were married Dec. 1, 1973 & had been together for 42 years.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Richard R. Cruz, three children, Richard Scott Cruz, James Robert Cruz & daughter Jennifer Lorraine Cruz, 2 granddaughters, Abbey Cruz & Kira Shuman. She is also survived by her brother Kenneth Lee Godwin, her sister Ann Wood as well as well as 3 step sisters and 4 step brothers, including James “Jimmy” Moore.
Shirley was a very loving wife and mother, she gave all that she had to give and more. She loved The Lord God with all heart and soul. She loved to sing, praising God. She enjoyed the simple things like going out for coffee with friends and family, seeing a good movie, or enjoying a nice dinner. When she was younger she developed a great fondness and love for horses that never left her. She enjoyed joking and laughing. Loved teasing and could take being teased back. She loved her family, and she loved her dogs, especially her Chihuahua’s Dutch and Murphy. When things got difficult she found comfort in the bible and listening to gospel music. She loved Loretta Lynn and Bill Gaither.
In her last years when her health started to decline quickly she found joy in playing games on her iPad like Hay Day, Words With Friends, and more. She was able to stay in touch with family and friends through Facebook and enjoyed seeing photos of her granddaughters. Despite her pain that she was in, she always tried to remain positive; and never hesitated to pray for someone in their time of need.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
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