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Cruz Almanza Jr.

July 7, 1948 January 2, 2019
Cruz Almanza Jr.
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On January 2, 2019, Elder Cruz Almanza Jr. went home to be with the Lord.

He was born July 7, 1948 in Pharr, Texas. He was a long-time resident of Soledad and Gonzales, CA. He was the pastor to Soledad Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church since 1986.

He was a loving husband, father, Grandfather, and great grandfather. Pastor Cruz Almanza Jr. is survived by his wife of 49 years, Yolanda Valverde Almanza; son, Cruz Almanza III; daughters, Yvette Almanza (Isaac Banuelos), Cynthia Almanza, Ducilla Almanza (Jose Sanchez). He had 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents, Cruz and Julia Almanza, brother, Cecil Almanza, and sisters, Socorro Diaz, Alejandra Alvarez, Naomi Caldera, and Julie Almanza.

Celebration of Life services will be held Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7 pm at the YMCA Community Center, 560 Walker Dr, Soledad; and on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10 am at Echoes Calvary Church, 1025 Post Dr, Salinas. Graveside service immediately after at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Wy, Salinas.

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Celebration of Life Services




7:00 PM 1/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
YMCA Community Center

560 Walker St
Soledad, CA 93960

YMCA Community Center
560 Walker St Soledad 93960 CA

Celebration of Life Services




10:00 AM 1/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Echoes Calvary Church

1025 Post Dr
Salinas, CALIFORNIA 93906

Echoes Calvary Church
1025 Post Dr Salinas 93906 CALIFORNIA
United States

Cemetery Details


Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA 93907

18200 Damian Way Salinas 93907 CA

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