Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


Joe Manuel Cruz

January 6, 1943February 4, 2020

Joe M. Cruz

01/06/1943- 02/04/2020

Joe was born January 6, 1943 in Gilman, Colorado. He passed away peacefully at his home, February 4, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Cripple Creek and spending time at the office. He owned his own construction company for the past 44 years. He would be found there Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Victoria Cruz of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Children: Ricky Cruz of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Danny Cruz of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Daryl Cruz (Lindsey) of Denver, Colorado; Brother: Frank Cruz of Las Vegas, Nevada; Sisters: Josie Lebya of Ojo Sarco, New Mexico, Senaida Borrego of Henderson, Nevada and Amelia Trujillo of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 2 Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his Parents: Manuel Cruz and Elivite Lebya Cruz; Siblings: Ernest Cruz, Elevinio Cruz, Tony Cruz, Luciano Cruz and Jennie Quintana.

Funeral for Joe M. Cruz, 77 of Colorado Springs, Colorado will be held on Tuesday- February 25- 10:00AM at 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at 10545 Drennan Rd. Pike Peak National Cemetery.


  • Mauel Cruz, Father (deceased)
  • Elivite Leyba Cruz, Mother
  • Victoria Cruz, Wife
  • Ricky Cruz, Son
  • Danny Cruz, Son
  • Daryl Cruz (Lindsey), Son
  • Frank Cruz, Brother
  • Josie Leyba, Sister
  • Senaida Borrego, Sister
  • Amelia Trujillo, Sister
  • Ernest Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • Elevinio Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • Tony Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • Luciano Cruz, Brother (deceased)
  • Jennie Quintana, Sister (deceased)
  • Joe is also survived by two grandchildren.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Joe Manuel Cruz

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william moses

February 23, 2020

To the Cruz family and dear friends. There are no words that come close to expressing our sincere sorrow in the loss of Joe Cruz. For 14 years Joe has been our neighbor and friend. No one can replace his humor delivered with such a straight face. We are not going to say goodbye; but we will see you later. God bless you and keep you Joe. Our prayers extend to the entire Cruz family. William & Vannessa Moses & Family.

Sylvia & Anthony Leyba

February 21, 2020


We are sorry for the loss of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anthony and Sylvia Leyba

Elevinio Jr. Cruz

February 16, 2020

Uncle Joe was my Nino. He was a great man. I remember him showing up at Grandma’s house. Working with my dad and helping with the animals, going for wood, and doing whatever was needed. He made sure we were having fun while doing it.
May he rest in peace and may God bless Auntie Vicky and the family.
Love to all of you!!!

Jenny Pacheco

February 13, 2020

Our deepest condolences from the family of Lorraine Pacheco (Joe, Joyce and Jenny). We know how much our mother loved Uncle Joe. May he Rest In Peace and live in our hearts forever.

Karen Florczykowski

February 13, 2020

Our sympathies to the Cruz Family and Cruz Construction family during this time.
Karen Florczykowski & (son) Rick Murray

Carolyn Cruz

February 11, 2020

Kindest Condolences from the family of Ernest Cruz Sr. Deceased. Our deepest sympathies at this time. Irene, Ernest, Brian, Carolyn.