Maria “Catalina” Cruz-Gomez 85, passed away January 26, 2016 in Wheaton Franciscian All Saints Hospital. She was born April 14, 1930 in Mexico, the daughter of Porfirio and Juanita (Nee:Gomez) Cruz. She enjoyed cross word puzzles,knitting for her grand and great grand kids reading the bible and cooking for her family. Most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Catalina is survived by 3 children, Jose R. “Gloria” Hernandez, Jose Luis “Maria Guadalupe” Lira, Fernando Escobar “Lidia” Escobar, 6 grandchildren Jesus “Anne” Hernandez, Veronica “Jose”Martinez, Karla “Heriberto” Romero, Sandy “Jesus Velazquez” Lira, Jose Luis Lira Jr. and Adriana “Miguel Guapo” Lira and 17 great grandchildren Gabriela, Graciela, Araceli, Dilan, Abby, Arely, Mario, Marco, Cesar, Maritza, Emily, Tony, Melanie, Luisito, Jared, Kimberly and Kateleigh. She is also survived by 2 sisters Josefina and Socorro and 3 brothers Elias, Manuel and Lazaro. Catalina is also survived by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her parents, 1 son Arturo and 3 sisters Rosa, Elena and Angelina. Funeral services will be held January 29, 2016 at 12 pm in Bethany Lutheran Church 4120 Wright Ave, Pastor Amilcar Cardona officiating. The family will receive guests from 10 am, until time of service in the church. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery on Hwy 32