Alicia Cruz passed away at OSF St. Anthony Hospital in Rockford, Il April 13, 2022. She was born June 20, 1958, in Harvard to Jesse and Beatrice Martinez.
She was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother and that is where she thrived. She loved cooking and baking and taking her many grandchildren on family outings, she will be greatly missed,
Alicia is survived by her children Jessica (Adolfo) Rodriguez, Greg Pena, and Gerard Pena, her 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 3 brothers, Jesse, Mario, and Mike Martinez.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Beatrice Martinez, niece Denise Martinez and brother Albert Martinez.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net. Call Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home for more info at 815-943-5400.
Services will be private.
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