The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

May 20, 2013

Dr. Julia Cruz

— Dr. Julia G. Cruz, 73, retired professor of linguistics and Latin American literature, passed from this life on May 18, 2013, in her home with peace and tranquility. 

She was born in McAllen.

Her legacy lies in the support and love she provided to her students and many lifelong friends, as well as the many literary publications to which she devoted her life’s work.

She will be remembered for her wit and wisdom and her dedication to educating everybody she encountered along her path and in her travels.

Dr. Julia Cruz was preceded in death by her daughter, Miriam Cruz.

She is survived by her younger daughter, Dr. Roxana Cruz, and grandson Joseph Maykopet who loved her dearly. 

Lynch Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

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