Our beautiful beloved Mama Elisa Balo Cruz has joined her creator
and was promoted to heaven on February 13, 2021.
Elisa was born on April 16, 1933 in Palo Leyte Philippines to Constancio Balo and Feliza Engracial and lovingly raised by Msgr. Zenon S. Ocampo.
Mama married Rosauro Cusi Cruz on February 16, 1957 and enjoyed 56 loving years together before our Papa left for heaven on August 3, 2013.
Mama & Papa leaves behind their wonderful legacy to their
– Children :
Angel Falgui, Agnes & Jim Armstrong, Ann & Jajat Sudjatmiko, Adrian & Chatie Cruz, Andrew & Mary Rose Cruz and Alwin Cruz
Ralph & Jessica Rivera , Jonji & Jazel Falgui, William Hastings & Edwin , John Ray Falgui, Linnea Froelich, Happygrace & Greg Walters, Ariel Falniuk, Andrew Falgui, Janinne Sudjatmiko, Samantha Cruz, Jessica Cruz, Jillian Cruz, Mayumi Falgui, Celine Falgui, Jamielyn Cruz, Justin Sudjatmiko and Andrew Cruz Jr.
– Great grandchildren:
Ralph Daniel “RJ” Rivera, Zion Falgui, Eliza Jean Rivera and Leilana Reign Walters
FAMILY! That was what our parents were all about!
Our Mama was the best homemaker! She definitely gave us all her best ! Meals had to always be complete (meat & vegetable..and rice of course) and the postre oh so delicious! She was always on time (early… very early) on what have to be done and plans ahead like no other!
Mama engaged in varied tasks and hobbies. Some of her faves are playing the piano (her major in college)…we will surely miss listening to her playing her favorite kundimans. Mama learned the love of golf as she and our papa would indulge on every weekend! A great cook mama was but unfortunately kept all her secret recipes!! (although I think some of us got handed down a few) Mama loves to dance and enjoys a step or two with our Papa anytime!
But Mama’s most fave is gardening! She definitely is a full pledged certified green thumb (one who can raise a dying plant back to life)! Her rose garden and orchids brings her so much joy!
Thank you so much Mama for the beautiful life you gave us all!
We will lovingly keep all the wonderful memories we shared!
We will miss you Mama… we know you are now truly so happy to be reunited with Papa!
But most importantly… I know you have the blessed assurance of heaven!
Until we meet again… we love you¤ï¸
Our Mama loves family & celebrations! Help us celebrate her life by sharing your thoughts and messages and stories and pictures of Mama here!
Please feel free to add your “Mama” story as we would love to hear them all!
Thank you! Maraming salamat po!
Viewing and interment details to follow.