Monica Rebecca De La Cruz, from West Jordan, Utah, passed away on February 8, 2021.

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She is survived by her husband, Joel De La Cruz, and her daughter, Mona.

Monica, “Moni,” was born on March 26, 1964, in Pomona, California.

Moni was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, cousin, and friend.

She was immensely kind, incredibly loving, and extremely selfless. She always opened her heart and home to everyone, whether they needed a meal, a place to stay, or a caring shoulder to lean on. Everyone who knew her would always be welcomed by her. She opened her home to strangers, family passing through, and anyone that needed a place to rest.

Moni was known for her endless strength and resiliency. She faced more obstacles than most have to go through, yet never gave up and pushed through, and still had so much love and support to give others. Her ability to recover was always a powerful reminder of her strength and her will to overcome adversity. Her spirit was so positive, uplifting, and happy. She always managed to smile and share love and blessings. She was also known for her warmth, acceptance and nurturing nature. For so many that she knew, she was a safe place. When you were with her, you knew in your heart that you were loved and accepted.

She was the happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She loved her family celebrations and traditions. She loved to have her house filled with laughter and exchange of stories of the past and present. She will be deeply missed.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 13, at 10:00 at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, with burial to follow. The services will be livestreamed via Zoom and can be accessed using the instructions below:

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Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 10, 2021

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So sorry for your losses, our thoughts and preste with you during this diffuser time.

Marcelina and Ruben De La Cruz and family , El Centro, CA, US Mar 09, 2021

Joel and Mona. Thank you for letting me know of Monica’s passing. I have known her for over 11 years and have admired her and missing strength and incredible love for her family. I will miss our time together and pray for Strength to help you all get through this difficult time. I am Blessed to have considered her friend.

Brenda Zigich Feb 23, 2021

Joel, Mona, and DeLa Cruz Family!

We are so sorry for your loss, words cannot express what you all are going through.

Sending our Love, our Thoughts, and our Prayers.


Sylvia and James Hernandez and Family.

Sylvia Hernandez , El Centro, CA, US Feb 15, 2021

Our condolences. We are very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Sylvia and Baltasar Molina Feb 13, 2021

My beautiful kindhearted cousin, the last time I saw you was at Grandma’s funeral. How far apart life has led us but yet I will still miss you as I have over the years

David , Beaumont , CA, US Feb 13, 2021

Rest in peace - prima

Phillip Gonzales , Fresno, CA, US Feb 11, 2021

Joel, Mona and family, I was so sad to hear of the passing of Monica. She was a bright and shinning light and will be missed immensely by all who knew her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger and Romany Norris Feb 11, 2021

Joel and Mona sorry for your losses, my deepest condolences, I am speechless first little Joe and now your Mom, I don't now whow to begin.

ARMANDO YBARRA , Fort Worth, TX, US Feb 10, 2021

Joel and Monica,

I am so sorry to see the passing of your sweet Mom and Sweetheart. She was and is one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever met. I miss seeing you both at Dr Arroyo’s office. Love Lynette

Lynette Feb 10, 2021


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  • 1973

    I was lucky enough to meet my big sister.

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  • Oct 17, 2020

    I got ready for my nieces wedding and looked in the mirror, I was so happy because I looked like Moni.

  • Oct 17, 2020

    I was getting ready for my nieces wedding and was so happy because I looked like my older sister Moni.