Onecimo Cruz

Jan. 24, 1935 - Nov. 27, 2023

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Onecimo Cruz, 88, of Bullhead City, Arizona, passed away in Costa Mesa, California at his daughter’s home with family on Monday, November 27th, 2023. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2017 just before moving to California to live with his daughter and family. Onecimo, also known as “Chacho” to family and friends, was born in Rio Grande City, Texas in 1935 to Aurora Rodriguez and Braulio Cruz. As a child he worked for his dad harvesting many different crops depending on the season. He mostly talked about picking cotton because it was the hardest. Onecimo worked very hard for over 30 years in his career in construction. He worked after retirement in maintenance at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, NV and Walmart in Bullhead City, AZ. He was always busy. Chacho was very social, he loved music, dancing, telling jokes, doing magic tricks for the kids, especially for his grandchildren and enjoyed his beer. He always had good energy and was liked by many. He took many under his wing to teach his trade of construction. He will be missed by many. Onecimo “Chacho” was preceded in death by Braulio Cruz, father, Aurora Rodriguez, mother, Jose De La Paz, brother, Delia “Wicha” Cruz Acevedo, sister, Noe Cruz, brother, Octavio “Tavo” Cruz, brother, Braulio “Wicho” Cruz, brother and is survived by Jesus “Chucho” Cruz, brother, Almeda Cruz, sister-in-law, Delia D. Cruz, daughter, Cynthia Cruz O’Con, daughter, Tim O'Con, son-in-law, Maxwell Votaw, grandson, Skye Cruz O’Con, granddaughter, and Olive O’Con, granddaughter, and Hortensia Cruz, mother of his children. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life will be held at a time to be announced at a later date.


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