Esther P. Cruz passed away on Monday July 11, 2016, at Montrose Memorial Hospital with her daughters by her side.
Esther was born June 7, 1955 in Delta, Colo., to Jose and Maria Lopez. Esther attended Pueblo High School and in 1979 she went to Lane Beauty Academy and received her cosmetology license. Esther worked in this field for many years and enjoyed doing hair. Esther loved being around her family and after her divorce she wanted to be closer to her siblings on the Western Slope of Colorado. She enjoyed roses, butterflies, reading, drawing and her loud music. She also loved to be free spirited and she loved going places and doing what she pleased.
Esther is survived by her three daughters, Matilda (Joe) Abeyta, Jeanine (Robert) Cruz-Mendoza and Nani Cruz-Orozco; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter due in October; four sisters; three brothers; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both her parents, two brothers and one son-in-law, Gabriel Orozco.
Funeral services are as follows: Rosary Friday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. and funeral Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 628 Meeker Street, Delta, Colo. Interment to follow at Mesa View Cemetery.
Flowers may be sent to 1019 S. Ray St., Delta, CO 81416. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Donor Alliance at Donoralliance.org.