Jose Cruz Perez, age 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 5, 2015, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in La Laguna, Mexico on August 5, 1923 and came to the United States to better his livelihood and begin his many years of hard work and amazing ethnical skill and knowledge he passed onto his children. He began his working career in San Antonio, NM working on a farm, then moved to El Paso, TX where he worked at Ft. Bliss in various positions furthering his skills. He later began a short lived mining career in Silver City, NM in 1963; he then moved to Glendale, CA to pursue his lifelong dream of being a small business owner of Rogelio's Garage in Huntington Park, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Angel Perez and Magdalena Chairez; two children, Alicia Perez and Javier Perez. Jose is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Magdalena Perez; his children, Beatriz P. Orejel, Elvira Esparza, Cruz Perez and wife Rosario, Angel Perez and wife Martha, Rogelio Perez and wife Socorro, Benito Perez and wife Yesnia, Magdalena Cabral and husband Jose, Alicia Trevizo and husband Alfredo, Esteban Perez; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother Cresencio Perez; sister, Sara Holguin; and other numerous relatives and friends. Jose will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose hearts he touched.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St., NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St., NW. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park.
Jose's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114