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Santa Cruz, Dorothy J.

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March 27, 1936 - April 27, 2015

Santa Cruz, Dorothy J.

Born on March 27, 1936 in New York City, New York and passed away on April 27, 2015 Dallas, Texas.

Survived by husband of 59 years, George; 3 children:  Barbara and husband Jim; Richard and wife Lea; and Susan and husband Ronald; 5 grandchildren:  Kyle, Katie, Austin, Molly, and Emily.

Dotty volunteered her time at St. Patrick School and Bishop Lynch High School.  She retired from Southwestern Bell after 20 years of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics Texas.  A private service will be held.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238

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Charlie Meyer

May 03, 2015 9:32AM

My condolences to George & the Santa Cruz family. I have nothing but fond memories of all of you from the St. Patrick days. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Mary Beckman

May 01, 2015 9:12PM

Wonderful woman, wonderful days, all of, softball games, laughter, love and running kids and husbands to those games. Love to you George and family. She will be missed.

Lea Santa Cru

April 30, 2015 8:22AM

Dotty and George welcomed me into their family 27 years ago. You both comforted and supported us with the diagnosis of our son with Autism.
We miss you. I will always remember you for your kindness, caring and unconditional love.
All my love to you, George, Barbara, Susan and your families.


April 29, 2015 10:48PM

I'm sorry for your loss. I just wanted to share a comforting thought. I hope the family can find comfort in knowing that God is near to those brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit He saves. Psalms 34:18

John & Debbie Bane

April 29, 2015 9:49PM

May your faith bring strength to you and your family.
We are here for you in any way you feel we can be of help during this difficult time.
God bless you, George

Leslie Faber

April 29, 2015 6:48PM

Mr. Santa Cruz,
I don't have the gift of glorious words to express my sympathy to you and your family. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers today and the many days to come.
Rest in peace Mrs. Santa Cruz.

It's ok to get angry at God, just don't stay angry!

Peter Meyer

April 29, 2015 6:11PM

A remarkable soul, always joyful with never a bad word for anyone. As a child, I could always count on her to be a sounding board and offer cheerful guidance. God speed.

Justin Meyer

April 29, 2015 1:04PM

I have such nice memories of Mrs. Santa Cruz! She was always kind, had a smile on her face, and gentle words in her heart. She'll be fondly remembered. My prayers to all the family as you mourn the loss of a wonderful lady.

Joyce Meyer

April 29, 2015 11:49AM

What a great lady! Such a kind and compassionate woman! I'm so glad I was lucky enough to have known her. My thoughts and prayers to you, George, and the family.
I know my entire family feels the same. Love to you all.

Steve Conway

April 29, 2015 8:58AM

George and Family,
My deepest condolences, my prays go out to all of you, to give you the strength to accept with happiness that Dorothy has gone to Heaven, and left us all with great memories, that will never be forgotten. There won't be a day that will go by that a memory of something that she said or did will happen. Cherish those everyday and Dorothy will have never left.

Love all of you,

Steve Conway

Ed Carpener

April 29, 2015 8:51AM

My best memory of Dorothy was when she and Rita Gordon partnered as Den Mothers for a Cub Scout Den in St. Patrick's Cub Scouts. Without them 6 little boys would not have an opportunity to be Cub Scouts.