Death Notice




Venancia Cruz Meza, 63, of Prosser died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, in Pasco.

She was born May 18, 1943, in Jalisco, Mexico to Aucensio Valdez and Maria Cleofas (Sanchez) Cruz. On Jan. 5, 1963, she married Apolonio Meza in Jalisco. She is survived by her husband, Apolonio M. Meza of Prosser; her children, Javier Meza and wife, Olga, Jesus Meza and wife, Sally, and Apolonio Meza Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, all of Prosser, Irma Rodriguez and husband, Gary, of Umatilla, Ore., Miguel Meza and wife, Kristina, of Queen Creek, Ariz., Ismael Meza and wife, Kristina, of Kennewick, Marcie Christinson and husband, Jason, of Anaheim, Calif., and Esther Chavez and husband, Rick, of Pasco; 24 grandchildren and one expected great-grandchild; her parents; and one sister, Maria de Jesus Cruz of Texas.

Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, from 1 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at East Prosser Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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