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Alice Cruz

April 23, 2023
Hamilton, MI



Friday, April 28, 2023
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
11:00 AM EDT
Family Church - Ebenezer Campus
5166 Ottogan St.
Holland, MI 49423
1 (616) 741-0032


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Life Story / Obituary


Alicia Cruz has been called home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at her home in Hamilton surrounded by family. Alicia was born Jan. 5 1944 in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico to a Pastor father and a teacher mother. Alicia was one of 13 siblings.

Alicia was a woman of God and put only Him above her family. She was a proud mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and an especially proud wife. Alicia would do anything for the people she loved, and the list was long. She loved spending time camping, traveling, gardening and watching novelas. In her younger years Alicia was in a bowling league and was a gifted ceramics artist. Alicia loved collecting roosters and all of her grand children would gift her roosters regularly. Alicia will be remembered and missed dearly.

Alicia is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Santos, her daughter Priscilla Cruz-Potter and son in law Curt Potter, daughter Cynthia Cruz, Jesse Cruz; grandchildren, Victoriano Cruz (Kristin Timmer), David Potter, Angelo Betancourt (Erin Benson), Ellester Brooks Jr. (Nicole Brooks), Isaiah Brooks (Brandy Kauman). Ellexis Brooks (Myking Burton), Jesse Cruz Jr., Vanessa Cruz (Royo Roblin) and Julian Cruz (Nabil Gutierrez); great-grandchildren, Bailey Cruz, Brielle Cruz, Bevin Cruz, Noah Brooks, Nikkell Brooks, Layla Roblin, Camila Franco, Arlo Betancourt, Ralo Betancourt, Oliver Cruz, Elias Burton and Elianna Burton; brother, Sam (Linda) Macias, David (Lindy) Macias and John Macias, sisters Ruth (Alfonzo) Marin and Lidia (Joel) Rodriguez; brothers in-law, Joe (Olga) Cruz, Eric Bennett and Joe Mendez; sisters in-law, Ramona (Manuel) Cazares and Margaret Cruz, Shirley Davis along with numerous nephews and neices whom she dearly loved.

Alicia was preceded in death by her father and mother, Juan and Romona Macias, Grand-daughter Ashley Cruz, siblings Gamaiel Macias, Joshua Macias, Saul Macias, Antonio (Jennie) Macias, Elizabeth (Guadalupe) Cruz, Martha Mendez, Miriam Bennett; brother in-laws, Max (Lidia) Cruz, Alfred (Guillermina) Velma, Guadalupe (Elizabeth) Cruz, Jesse Brown and sisters in-law, Delphine Ornelas, Irene (Rudy Garcia) Betty Cruz many other loved ones.

A visitation will take place on Friday, April 28 from 4-7pm at Dykstra Funeral Home - Mulder Chapel, 188 W 32nd Street. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 11:00am at Family Church - Ebenezer Campus, 5166 Ottogan Street in Holland.