Mass was held on Dec. 15 for Josie Cruz, 60, of Exeter at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She died on Dec. 6.

She was the daughter of Jessie and Petra (Fernandez) Gonzales. She was born on Nov. 27, 1943 in Visalia. She married Frank Cruz and they made their home in Exeter where they raised their children. Josie was a very warm and loving person and her family was very important to her. She was a loving wife, mother, devoted grandmother and faithful friend who will be missed by all.

She is survived by her loving family, husband, Frank Cruz; four daughters, Loratta, Jessica, Josie and Sophia; two sons, Frank, Jr. and Cris; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Jonathan, Derek and Lori Cruz, Edwin, Jr. and Alvorado, Teresa and Desiree Garza and Mariah Cruz.

Arrangements were under the direction of Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

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