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Julia (Leal) LongoriaJanuary 20, 1933 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 84)
Julia Longoria, 84, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Ovid, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. and on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, 104 East Cass Street, St. Johns, MI. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Julia was born in Pearsall, Texas on January 20, 1933, the daughter of Frederico and Catarina (Valdez) Leal. Julia was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. She loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many of her grandchildren's friends called her 'grandma'. Julia had a heart of gold, would help anyone in need, and never passed judgment on anyone. She was the rock of her family.
She is survived by son Eric Longoria of St. Johns, MI, daughter Diana Longoria of St. Johns, MI, son Ricardo and Patty Longoria of Saginaw, MI, son Alberto Longoria of St. Johns, MI, daughter Gloria Kimmel of St. Johns, MI, son Louis and Barb Longoria of St. Johns, MI, son Michael and Natalie Longoria of St. Johns, MI, grandchildren; Jon, Eric, Jordan, Carrie, Rico, Ryan, Donato, Jessica, Jennifer, Joshua, Michael Jr., Justin, Jacob, Alissa, Chelsea, and Preston. She is also survived by many great grandchildren, and special family members; Billy Peterson Longoria, and Jeffrey Longoria. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, father of her children Eufemio Cantu Longoria Sr., son Roberto Longoria, son in law James Kimmel, granddaughter Alaina Sue and grandson Alberto Longoria Jr., 23 brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.
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