Cruz Helen Tapia

May 18, 1943September 29, 2013

CRUZ HELEN TAPIA Age 70, of Menifee Ca, passed away Sept. 29, 2013, while on vacation in Mexico. She is survived by her husband John Tapia. Born in Texas, raised in Los Angeles, she attended Catholic School from K-12th. She became a notary public, and had a Contractors & Real Estate license. Once employed by Pinkerton Security she worked the Oscars Red Carpet and was also the first woman to carry a firearm as a security guard. Helen is also survived by daughter Cruz Holguin (husband Adam); sons Alex (wife Anabell), Louis (wife Elvia) and Miguel Monreal; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grand-children; stepson Art Tapia (wife Grace). Services will be held at Acheson & Graham in Riverside Oct. 10th from 9:30 -11:30am, burial immediately following at the Olivewood Cemetery.


  • Viewing Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cruz Helen Tapia

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October 11, 2013

What wonderful,intelligent,kind human being. My family is very proud to say we knew Helen. Always had the kindest words to say about my kids. She was always proud of them. Thank you Helen! You will be missed. Benito and Nancy Zepeda Family

Elena Velasquez

October 11, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family. I met Helen by my sister Nancy Zepeda. Helen you were such a nice and kind woman. You will truly be missed.

Raul & Rosalie Villagomez

October 7, 2013

Helen, may our merciful Lord grant you eternal peace and rest. Our daily prayers are with you:Adam and Cruz Holguin & family, Alex, Alex Jr., Louie, and Michael Monreal and families.