Ardith Lorraine Cruz
02/09/1939 - 08/09/2020
Obituary for Ardith Lorraine Cruz
Ardith Lorraine Cruz, age 81, formerly of Sparta, passed away in St. Cloud, Florida on Sunday, August 9, 2020. She was born in Sparta, Michigan on February 9, 1939 to Lloyd and Minnie (Cumings) Wooden. She graduated from Sparta High School and married Thomas Dines, who preceded her in death. She later married Valentin Cruz and they reside in Florida.
Ardie was a hard worker, working for many years at Kmart and then for Disney for close to 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed spending time at the ocean with her husband and loved music, even singing for the Grand Rapids Sweet Adelines. But mostly Ardie loved her family, who will remember her as a special, sweet and kindhearted lady that they will miss dearly.
Ardie is survived by her husband, Valentin; her children, Dorinda & Steve Robart, Wesley Everett and Vickie & William Nickel; step-daughter, Irene Cruz; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; special cousin, Bonnilou DeVries; cousins, Maxine and Ruth Cumings; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be a graveside service and interment on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00PM at Fairplains Cemetery in Sparta, officiated by Reverend John Lovell. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Ardie’s memory may do so to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
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