Teresa “Terri” Cruz, 89 of Phoenix passed away on August 17, 2017. Terri was a co-founder and recognized as the mother of Chicanos Por La Causa, and was active with the organization for more than four decades. She was born in Tucson AZ to Francisco and Guadalupe Martinez. She is survived by sons, Arturo, Gregory and Henry Cruz; daughters, Helen Cruz-Ahumada, Dorothy Benitez and Maria Guadalupe Quintero; brother, Angel Martinez; 39 grandchildren; 105 great grandchildren and 52 great- great grandchildren. Terri dedicated her life to her family and to the betterment of the community. Visitation will be held from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00PM on Friday August 25, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 12:30PM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
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