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Maria Elena Cruz

Maria Elena Cruz, 63 of Wellington, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

Graveside services took place at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 28 at Fairview Cemetery with Fr. Roy Kafula of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church officiating. Arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Maria was born on October 24, 1957 in Muleshoe to Teodoro Cantu, Sr. and Delfina Moreno Cantu.

She was a member of the Catholic church and had worked in the cotton fields when able.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Cantu, Jr. and her parents.

Maria survivors include four daughters, Margaret Cantu and Larry Thomas, Jamie Cruz, Hope O’Rear and her husband John, all of Wellington, and Vangie Cruz of Lubbock; her son Ruben Joe Cruz of North Dakota; three brothers, Isaac Cantu of Wellington, Ruben Cantu of Childress and Ted Cantu, Jr. of Shamrock; six sisters, Alice Sandoval, Susan Arreola, Gloria Cantu, Cathy Andrews, Irma Arreola and Raquel Sanchez, all of

Wellington; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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